An Olmsted County Sheriff's deputy is covered with cuts and bruises but otherwise in good health after a group of assailants attacked him during a chase in Rochester Wednesday night.
It all started as a routine traffic stop for the young officer, who happened to pull over a man who was wanted on "two active arrest warrants," the Post Bulletin reports.
The paper says the man fled from the car on foot, leading the deputy on a chase that took the pair into a residential area and behind a home – and that's where it happened.
According to KIMT, a man holding a baby "charged" at him and knocked him down; undeterred, the deputy managed to stop the fleeing suspect from scaling a fence, but was converged upon by three "Hispanic females" as well as the man holding the infant.
He was in a chokehold when the sound of police sirens spooked the attackers and caused them to flee, the station says.
The deputy managed to bounce back from his injuries to place the original perpetrator under arrest, KTTC notes.
Authorities vow that more arrests are forthcoming, adds the station.