Man accused of assaulting state trooper arrested following manhunt
Suspect accused of assaulting state trooper arrested following manhunt
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Authorities have arrested a man accused of assaulting a state trooper in Stearns County and leading law enforcement officers from 16 agencies on a manhunt.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the 29-year-old man was arrested without resistance about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Sagatagan Lake on the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville.
The search for the suspect began about 7:30 a.m. Thursday after the trooper pulled him over on Interstate 94 on suspicion of drunken driving.
The patrol says that after a breath test the man punched the trooper in the face and fled. Authorities finally caught up with the man about 6:30 p.m. on campus.