A suspect is in custody following a chase-turned-manhunt on the Columbia Heights-Fridley border where officers from multiple agencies went yard to yard in search of a murder suspect.
Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said the suspect, who was wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide, surrendered at 9 a.m. a home on Skywood Lane NE in Fridley, just south of I-694.
Events unfolded about 7:25 a.m. when police attempted to stop the suspect on Hwy. 100 in Brooklyn Center. The man took off at speeds of close to 80 mph and wove through rush hour traffic with police in pursuit as he made his way east on I-694. The suspect went south on Central Avenue and onto a frontage road near a Menards store where police conducted a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle.
The suspect fled on foot into a neighborhood. Police found a gun in the suspect’s vehicle, according to the dispatch audio.
At 8:30 a.m., a State Patrol helicopter, K-9 dog teams and scores of officers continued to look for the suspect who has been on the lam for more than an hour.