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Trooper fires shots after his squad is rammed
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VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota State Patrol trooper fired several shots at a driver who repeatedly rammed his squad car.


The suspect is in the St. Louis County Jail and is facing criminal charges. The Department of Public Safety says the trooper was investigating a crash involving the suspect near Virginia Saturday night. As the officer was questioning the 33-year-old man, the suspect jumped in his pickup truck and fled.

Authorities say the trooper pursued the suspect down a dead end trail. The man put his truck in reverse and repeatedly rammed the squad until it was inoperable. The patrol says the officer fired at the suspect, but did not hit him. The Mesabi Daily News ( ) says a second trooper pursued the pickup as the suspect fled. He was arrested a short time later.


Information from: Mesabi Daily News,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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