Police: Suspect threatens man in a street sweeper, leads police on high-speed chase

Despite all four tires being popped, the suspect kept driving.
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A man is accused of leading police on a 64-mile, high-speed chase after threatening the life of a man in a street sweeper, police said. 

Police responded to the parking lot of Cash Wise Foods in Waite Park just before 11 p.m. Monday after a maintenance worker in a street sweeper reported a man threatened that he'd kill him if he didn't stop what he was doing, a news release says

When police got there, they found the suspect driving in circles in the parking lot. 

When police turned on their lights, the suspect sped off, reaching speeds of 100 mph on Highway 15 south. 

Several agencies responded to the pursuit, using stop sticks to pop one of the suspect vehicle's tires, but that didn't stop him. 

The suspect turned around and went north on Highway 15 at speeds varying from 50-70 mph. 

Officials used stop sticks two more times to flatten all of the vehicle's tires, but the suspect continued to drive on the car's rims at 50 mph. 

Here's some video of the chase, according to WJON:

The 59-minute chase finally came to an end when officials used a PIT maneuver on the vehicle, the release says. 

The 47-year-old man was then arrested and booked into jail. The charges he could face include felony fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and damage to property. 

The Morrison County Sheriff's Office, which assisted in the incident, said the suspect's vehicle later started on fire, and was put out by the Little Falls Fire Department. 

No one was injured during the chase, but the release says three Waite Park squad cars sustained minor tire damage. 

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