Carjacking ends in shooting of suspect on I-35W

Published 11:52 am Thursday, April 7, 2011

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) — Northbound Interstate 35E has been closed in Lino (LYE’-noh) Lakes after the carjacking of a taxi in Minneapolis turned into a chase that ended with the shooting of a suspect.

Authorities say the suspect hit spike strips authorities laid across the freeway at the 35W/35E split. They say the suspect got out of the disabled cab holding a gun and was then shot.

Police say the chase began around 5 a.m. Thursday after the suspect allegedly stole a cab near downtown Minneapolis.

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The suspect’s condition has not been released, but the State Patrol says the troopers and police involved were not injured.

Authorities plan to release further details at a news conference at 1 p.m. at the Department of Public Safety in St. Paul.