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Mental health patient hijacks van east of Alexandria

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A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said.

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The suspect, David Buethner, 37, considered to be a "dangerous felon," led officers on a chase that ended near Thief River Falls.

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