Man arrested after shooting Minnesota deputy with crossbow

Published 9:58 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

SAUK CENTRE — Authorities said an erratic driver who crashed into a building and shot a Minnesota sheriff’s deputy with a crossbow was arrested following a standoff.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmunson said the deputy who was pursuing the suspect Thursday was shot in the arm and was taken to a hospital, where he is in good condition. The sheriff’s office says another law enforcement officer fired gunshots, but that officer was not identified.

The suspect was holed up in a home in Sauk Centre, a community about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Nearby homes were evacuated during the two-hour standoff, which drew multiple law enforcement agencies to the scene.

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Gudmunson said the deputy began pursuing the 31-year-old suspect because he was driving erratically.