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Man arrested in North Hudson, Wisconsin after pursuit that started in Minnesota

Man arrested in North Hudson, Wisconsin after pursuit that started in Minnesota Photo: KSTP

Updated: September 19, 2019 06:09 PM

A man was arrested in North Hudson, Wisconsin Thursday after a pursuit that started in Minnesota.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office said dispatchers were notified of a pursuit by Minnesota law enforcement at about 8:38 a.m. The vehicle being pursued traveled east across the Stillwater Bridge Crossing, near Houlton, and the pursuit was discontinued. As law enforcement checked the area for the suspect, a citizen reported a vehicle nearly hitting other vehicles entering North Hudson, and the vehicle's  description matched the one being pursued by Minnesota law enforcement.

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The sheriff's office said deputies in the area located the vehicle in the 600 block of Fourth Street N., in North Hudson, parked at a residence but unoccupied. Deputies attempted to make contact with the driver, and briefly negotiated by phone with the suspect inside the home, but he refused to exit. The sheriff's office also said a Minnesota residence called during the investigation and reported the vehicle was stolen from him, which was the vehicle in question.

According to the sheriff's office, two other people in the home were cooperative and exited upon request. Based on the suspect's extensive criminal history, deputies then used chemical munitions to try to get the suspect out of the residence. However, that also failed, and deputies then entered the home and took the suspect into custody.

The suspect was taken to the St. Croix County Jail pending formal charging. The sheriff's office said nobody was injured in the incident. However, the North Hudson Elementary School went into a "soft lockdown" during the situation, and midday buses were diverted due to the situation.

The investigation remains active.

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