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Suspect in manhunt near St. John's University is apprehended

The man is accused of breaking a State Trooper's jaw. He'll have to have surgery.
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A 29-year-old man who was the subject of an hours-long manhunt near St. John's University in St. Joseph on Thursday has been arrested. 

Just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday, a Minnesota State Trooper pulled over the suspect on Interstate 94 for a DWI investigation, but the suspect punched the trooper and then fled, the State Patrol said

After a vehicle pursuit, the suspect fled on foot near St. John's University in St. Joseph, which prompted a lockdown at the school and had officials asking residents to stay inside, lock their windows and doors, fearing the man was armed. 

The suspect was arrested without incident at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Sagatagan Lake on the campus of St. John's University. He was taken to a hospital in St. Cloud for observation and will be booked into the Stearns County Jail when he's released, with the State Patrol saying "no force was used" when the suspect was arrested.  

The State Trooper who was assaulted suffered multiple fractures to his jaw. He will have surgery on Friday.

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