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DOC: Convict fled officers in St. Paul, tried forcing UST student to let him inside a building

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 40-year-old man is in custody after a brief police pursuit ended at the University of St. Thomas campus Wednesday.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, law enforcement was pursuing a man who had an active warrant for violating the terms of his release. DOC records show the man’s highest ranked offense is homicide.

The DOC says officers from St. Paul police assisted in searching for the suspect, near the university campus. Then, several students alerted officers that the man was near Flynn Hall on the campus.

According to DOC, the suspect was located near the entry of the building trying to force a student to let him inside the building.

“Due to the potential threat to students, DOC officers deployed a taser,” DOC said, adding that the suspect, who never accessed the building, was then compliant and taken into custody.

A handgun was found along the route that Lindsey fled, according to DOC.

An investigation is ongoing and, when completed, will be sent to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office where new charges may be considered.

The DOC says the man was sentenced to prison in 2003 and was released in August after “serving the statutorily required term of confinement.”

Source: CBS Minnesota

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