Roseville, Minnesota (WCCO) — A man suspected of multiple armed robberies was arrested Monday after causing a crash that injured three people, Roseville police said.
The Roseville Police Department was called for a crash on Snelling and Skillman Streets at 12:30 p.m., officers were told that the driver in charge had fled the scene.
Three others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police ran the vehicle through a database, learned it was involved in “multiple armed robberies,” and that the registered owner had a warrant in Hennepin County, was under federal surveillance and likely had a firearm prohibited from possession.
Authorities from several agencies searched for the suspect near the crash site. Police said they found him walking with a gun near Snelling Street and B County Road.
The suspect ran to a nearby apartment complex, and police said he fired a shot when officers demanded his extradition.
Police said he “stormed” one of the condominiums, and was arrested when he tried to escape through a rear exit. Police said he threw his rifle at a squad car before he was taken into custody.
Police said the 50-year-old suspect is expected to be charged in Ramsey and Hennepin counties. He’s being held in Hennepin County Detention Center.