Two officers were brought to the hospital, multiple squad cars were damaged, and at least three people were arrested following a string of crimes that began in Anoka Thursday morning.
According to an Anoka County Sheriff's Office news release, at 9:07 a.m., Anoka police officers responded to a call of suspicious activity on the 2500 block of Maple Avenue, with the caller saying they thought a vehicle was being stolen.
When police arrived, "multiple suspects in multiple vehicles" fled. One of the vehicles crashed nearby and the suspect fled on foot before being taken into custody.
A second vehicle continued to flee until "the tires became deflated" and the vehicle stopped. The two suspects – a man and a woman –then carjacked a nearby vehicle and drove off, leaving victims on the side of the road, the release says.
The suspects were eventually located but fled from multiple law enforcement agencies, with the pursuit going through the cities of Anoka, Ramsey and Nowthen before returning to Ramsey, officials said.
The pursuit ended on the 4700 block of Juniper Ridge Circle in Ramsey, where the suspects were taken into custody with the help of a K-9, the release says. The man was injured by the dog during the arrest, and the two suspects were taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Two officers were also taken to the hospital for evaluation and "multiple squad cars" were damaged during the police chase, the release says.
No details on the officers' or the suspects' injuries were released.
The Ankoa PD, Ramsey PD, Coon Rapids PD and Anoka County Sheriff's Office were all involved in the pursuit.
The suspects have not yet been formally charged.
Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.