Suspect Arrested in Downtown Fargo After Fleeing Traffic Stop

FARGO, N.D. – A man is in custody in the Cass County Jail after leading police on a chase through the metro.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office started pursuing the man’s vehicle south of Glyndon this afternoon after he initially refused to pull over for Fargo Police.

The man did not stop, eventually driving over spike strips in Dilworth that deflated three of his four tires.

The pursuit ended when his truck stopped in downtown Fargo, where he was eventually captured on foot.

“There was no danger to the public, there was nobody injured in this, like I said once we hit the higher population area, we discontinued the pursuit for safety purposes because we were getting into more traffic and more people and things like that. Unfortunately, this driver made a very poor decision after that and continued driving,” Lt. Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect was taken into custody near Fargo City Hall. His name was not released by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.