Deputy recovering after being struck by fleeing driver during pursuit

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An eight-year veteran deputy and corrections officer with the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office is recovering after an armed suspect hit him with a vehicle while trying to flee authorities.

The deputy, who was identified Monday as David Hart, was transported to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, and was listed in stable condition following the incident near the Red Lake Reservation, a news release says.

Hart was injured Friday night after the sheriff's office was called in to assist the Red Lake Police Department and the FBI, who were pursuing a suspect following an apparent armed assault on the reservation.

The suspect reportedly had a gun and a sword, a news release says.

Officials deployed tire deflation devices unsuccessfully, before executing a pursuit intervention technique maneuver (PIT maneuver) to stop the suspect's vehicle. But in an attempt to flee, the suspect rapidly accelerated in reverse, hitting Hart who had gotten out of his own car.

The suspect's vehicle then struck other law enforcement vehicles before being stopped. He was arrested without further incident.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man of Red Lake, remains in custody pending formal charges. Alcohol was detected on the man's breath, Forum News notes.

The Minnesota State Patrol, the FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are involved in the investigation.

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