BUCKMAN — After allegedly attempting to ram other vehicles and wielding a knife at a gas station, a 31-year-old man led authorities on a 5-mile pursuit before he was arrested Friday, Jan. 10.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office stated it received a call at 12:10 p.m. reporting a man in a vehicle attempting to ram other vehicles at Trails Edge gas station south of Buckman. A dispatcher was advised the man had a knife in his hands and at one point, exited his vehicle and ran toward a customer.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the gas station and located the vehicle, but when they attempted to stop the man, he led law enforcement on a pursuit northward on Highway 25. The 5-mile pursuit ended south of Genola, where the Spring Lake Park man was arrested. He is being held in Morrison County Jail pending formal charges.
The sheriff’s office stated this remains an active investigation. Anyone at the Trails Edge gas station during the incident or who witnessed anything, but has not yet spoken to law enforcement should call the sheriff’s office at 320-632-9233 and ask to speak to a deputy.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Pierz Police Department, Royalton Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.