Man Arrested In Robbinsdale Where Officer Was Heading

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Crystal police officer’s squad vehicle has been struck while responding to a call Tuesday.

According to Crystal Police Deputy Chief Brian Hubbard, Crystal police received a call for an officer who needed help on the 3800 block of Vera Cruz Avenue in Robbinsdale.

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Then, a Crystal officer responding to the call was struck by another motorist while leaving the driveway of the Crystal police station. Neither the motorist nor police officer were injured.

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The squad sustained damage to the front while the other vehicle sustained minor damage, but appeared functional.

According to Robbinsdale police, a man was taken into custody in the incident where the Crystal officer was heading. He was arrested on outstanding warrants and additional charges of fleeing in a motor vehicle and narcotics possession.

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Formal charges are pending by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.