Minnesota man leads officers on chase

Published 10:00 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

MANKATO — Authorities said a man in a stolen police car led officers from several agencies on a chase through southern Minnesota.

Mankato officers went to a residence Thursday to arrest the 38-year-old man on an outstanding warrant. Officials said the man stole a police vehicle and led officers from Mankato, sheriff’s deputies from Blue Earth and Waseca counties and State Patrol troopers on a 23-mile chase.

The pursuit ended near Waldorf when the man drove over spike sticks, deflating the vehicle’s tires.

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According to a press release, the driver tried to flee on foot but was captured a short distance away. He’s being held in the Blue Earth County Jail.