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Suspect crashes stolen car into Maplewood home, leading to hours-long standoff

He was arrested early Wednesday without any further incident.

A man who led police on a high-speed chase, leading to an hours-long standoff that ended with his arrest, is suspected of doing that same thing once again.

The most recent incident began late Tuesday, when the suspect - in a stolen car flagged by police - crashed into a home on the 1700 block of Sylvan Street (near Larpenteur Avenue) in Maplewood, St. Paul police tweeted just before 11 p.m.

Police said the man was armed and refusing to exit the car. They brought negotiators to the scene and asked people to avoid the area.

After about 2 1/2 hours, things ended without further incident.

The St. Paul Police Department said the 48-year-old suspect was taken into custody at around 1:30 a.m. No force was used, the department said, and nobody was injured. He was booked into Ramsey County jail and is expected to face charges.

The same man was apparently responsible for a remarkably similar incident in March that shut down Hwy. 100 in Edina for four hours. Police responded to a call about people sleeping in a stolen car at a park - at the scene, the 48-year-old suspect became agitated and fled, ramming squad cars on the way out. He led police on a chase reaching 75 mph, then crashed into a fence.

After about four hours, during which a SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called in, the suspect turned himself in.

Bring Me The News does not typically name suspects until formal charges are filed. 

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