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

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