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High-speed chase in southern Minnesota leads to 10-hour standoff, recovery of child in Austin

Austin police convinced the suspect to surrender.

A 48-year-old man driving a child in his car took police on a high-speed chase starting in Owatonna late Sunday before he was caught in Austin, Minn., more than 10 hours later.

The Austin Police Department said in a news release that officers in Owatonna approached the suspect shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday night after a disturbance was reported at a local store. The man fled police, hitting a nearby squad car in the process as officers noticed the child in the suspect's car.

The Star Tribune typically does not identify suspects in a crime before they are charged.


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