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2 kids injured when police chase spills into playground in north Minneapolis

It happened Monday morning at Bohanon Park near an elementary school.

At least two children were injured Monday morning when an SUV fleeing police slammed into playground equipment at a Minneapolis park.  

"There was a group of children and the preliminary investigation shows that at least two were transported to the hospital," State Patrol Captain Jason Bartell said in a press conference. 

The extent of their injuries is unknown, although multiple reports say they are serious. 

The chase ended when the suspect drove the Ford Expedition through a tennis court and then plunged into sand before crashing into a swing set at Bohanon Park, near Jenny Lind Elementary School in north Minneapolis. 

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Bartell said pursuit of the suspect began around 9:30 a.m. near Interstate 94 and 53rd Avenue and ended a short time later at the park. The suspect ran from the scene before being tracked down by troopers on foot and taken into custody. 

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A gun was recovered from the suspect's vehicle, Bartell noted. 

A spokesperson from Jenny Lind Elementary School informed BMTN that they cannot provide any information, but their last day of classes was Friday. 

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