A man remained at large Tuesday a day after wrestling with a state trooper along busy Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis, then dodging through moving vehicles in a dangerous morning rush-hour escape.
The incident, captured by a traffic camera, began about 5:50 a.m. Monday near the Lowry Hill Tunnel, State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank said.
The trooper was "providing assistance to a motorist and vehicle on the side of the road," Shank said. "The individual involved with the vehicle eventually fled on foot and entered a vehicle on the other side of I-94."
A Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic camera showed the man in the back seat of the trooper's squad car, who then exited and grappled with the trooper as a flatbed arrived to load up the car.
The camera followed the man as he ran to the opposite side of the interstate, where an SUV driver stopped and let the man get into the front passenger seat.
Shank did not say what type of assistance the motorist needed. The trooper was not hurt during the scuffle, Shank said.