Driver crashes into Minnesota government building

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ST. PAUL — St. Paul police are looking for a driver who crashed an SUV into the Minnesota Department of Administration building in St. Paul.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday just south of the state Capitol.

St. Paul Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said the driver apparently was trying to make a U-turn and hit the gas instead of the brakes, driving into the side of the building.

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Some light poles were damaged. The SUV also was damaged and was towed away. Ernster said in a press release that any damage to the building was minor.

No one was hurt. The driver left the scene on foot.