MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. John’s University has been on lockdown for several hours as authorities search for a man they say attacked a Minnesota State Patrol trooper Thursday morning near St. Joseph.
The state patrol says the suspect was stopped for drunk driving, but fled after punching a trooper. The suspect then led police on a chase along Intestate 94, which ended after officers used stop sticks to blow out the suspect’s tires. The suspect got out of the car and ran off.
One of the officers in the pursuit reported that during the chase the suspect reached out of his vehicle and appeared to have something black in his hand, possibly a gun.
Authorities say the suspect also robbed a victim of their clothes, cellphone and keys. The victim’s car is accounted for, however, and is not stolen.
The suspect is described as a Black man in his