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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A suspect is in custody in Hubbard County after a 10-mile pursuit ended in two police officers firing their guns.

Ty Justin Andree, 23, of Bemidji was taken into custody Friday night after fleeing Becker County deputies who attempted to stop him when they linked his car as one involved in a previous crime.

Deputies believed Andree’s car to be the same one involved in theft from a Detroit Lakes liquor store, officials said.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the deputies attempted to stop Andree at Becker County Road 37 near Shell Lake, Minn.

Andree fled the officers, but they were able to disable his car with spike strips after chasing him for roughly 10 miles, officials said.

Once the car stopped, Andree got out and approached the Becker County Deputy and Hubbard County deputy with a gun.

The deputies took cover behind the squad cars, and Andree got into the Becker County squad car and fled the scene in the stolen car as officers fired their weapons at the suspect, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety report said.

The stolen squad car was then disabled by other officers down the road.

Andree was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, Minn. where he was treated for minor injuries.

He remains in the custody of the Hubbard County Sheriff on suspicion of possessing a stolen firearm and faces charges from the chase, officials said.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The incident remains under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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