MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in the east metro had some tense moments after a carjacking lead to a chase and stand-off Saturday evening.

According to South St. Paul police, around 6:30 p.m. a woman reported two men armed with guns had forced her from her car.

A few minutes later, an officer located the stolen car traveling near Babcock Trail and 50th Street East in Inver Grove Heights. Police attempted to stop the car, but the driver fled.

The pursuit traveled through Inver Grove Heights, St. Paul, Mendota Heights, West St. Paul and ended in South St. Paul on the 500 block of 1st Avenue South when the suspect collided with a South St. Paul squad car.

Police said after the crash the suspects abandoned the car and fled on foot.

Witnesses told police the suspects then entered a home on the 400 block of Camber Avenue.

Officers surrounded the residence and attempted to convince the suspects to surrender. After several hours, one suspect and the residents of the home left without incident. Another suspect refused to leave, and police were forced to enter and apprehend them.

All suspects were taken into custody. No one was injured in the stand-off.

  1. Hope they sent the dog in and let him get a couple of good bites. Good boy!