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Police chase leaves two dead, closes Highway 212 in Eden Prairie

U.S. Highway 212 is closed in both directions in Eden Prairie until at least noon following a police chase and subsequent police-involved shooting that left two dead.

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U.S. Highway 212 is closed in both directions in Eden Prairie until at least noon following a police chase and subsequent police-involved shooting that left two dead.

Highway 12 is specifically closed between Minnesota Highway 5 in Eden Prairie and Minnesota 101in Chanhassen, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Multiple police vehicles are visible on MnDOT traffic cameras surrounding another vehicle on U.S. 212 near the Eden Prairie border, between Minnesota Highway 101 and Dell Road about 8 a.m., according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Ambulances arrived at the scene shortly after 8 a.m. It is not known who the victims are.

The vehicle was fleeing police for at least 10 minutes prior to being stopped, at points with its hood popped and lying against the windshield, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

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West central Minnesotans traveling east on Highway 212 this morning are encouraged to seek out other routes.

MnDOT's 511MN.org web site is reporting this Highway 212 sector will be closed until at least noon.

Law enforcement is expected to discuss mor details during a 12:30 p.m. press conference at Eden Prairie City hall, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

 

 

Related Topics: POLICE
Kelly Boldan has been editor of West Central Tribune and Wctrib.com in Willmar, Minnesota, since October 2001. He joined Forum Communications Co. in November 1998 as editor of the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer.
Boldan can be reached via email: editor@wctrib.com or telephone: 320-214-4331.
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