MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis and St. Paul police worked in tandem Thursday to catch a man who had kidnapped his own toddler, and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase.
MPD says SPPD requested help just before 3 p.m. after they received word that the man “had taken his 2-year-old daughter and indicated that he would harm the child and himself.” The man does not have custody of the child.
His cellphone was traced to 3rd Avenue South and East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, and officers with the Operation Endeavor REACT team soon spotted him and tried to pull him over.
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The man fled, and about a mile into the chase he crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of 28th Street West and Grand Avenue South.
Police say he refused to get out of the vehicle, and officers had to take the girl “from the suspect’s grip” and “used minimal force” to arrest him.
The girl was not harmed, and the driver in the vehicle that was struck wasn’t hurt. The man was transferred into the custody of St. Paul police.