UPDATE: One Suspect Taken to Hospital After Shooting, Police Chase in Becker County

Eastbound Lanes of Highway 10 Closed Between Audubon and Detroit Lakes

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander has confirmed that one of the suspects involved in a police chase on Highway 10 has been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Glander said the suspect was taken to a Fargo area hospital  but did not release the name of the person or their condition.

Glander said Becker County Sheriff’s deputies became involved in a pursuit in the western part of the county at about 7:30 Thursday evening and ended on Highway 10 just east of Audubon, near the Detroit Lakes Airport.

Authorities used stop sticks to deflate the tires of the suspect vehicle.

Glander said the driver then got out of the vehicle with what is described as a long gun and that’s when shots were fired.

How many shots were fired has not yet been released.

No officers were injured in the shooting and what led up to the chase has not yet been released.

Glander said the identities of the officers involved will be released after they have been interviewed by the BCA.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes on Highway 10 are anticipated to be closed until Friday morning and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

We will bring you any updated information as it comes into the newsroom.

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:

An incident in Becker County has forced officials to close the eastbound lanes of Highway 10 between Detroit Lakes and Audubon.

Authorities were involved in a high-speed chase around 7:30 Thursday evening with possible shots fired.

A reporter on scene after 10 p.m. says there were at least a dozen law enforcement vehicles still on the highway.

Officials with the Becker County Sheriff’s Office would not give any details on what is happening and will only say a release will be coming later.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes on Highway 10 are anticipated to be closed until Friday morning and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

Stay tuned to www.KVRR.com and KVRR Local News at 7 a.m. for more details.

 

 

 

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