The suspect at large from an earlier incident today, Tuesday, July 30, has been found.
According to Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen, the sheriff's office received a tip about the whereabouts of the suspect. He was reportedly hiding in a corn field. After about an hour of searching, the suspect – a young Hispanic male – stepped out and surrendered to authorities. Shortly before 9 p.m., he was taken into custody.
No further information is available at this time.
Here's what happened earlier today:
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was assisting the Minnesota State Patrol in searching for a suspect that was on the run.
One suspect is in custody, while the sheriff's office and state patrol continued the search for one other suspect.
Authorities searched an area around Busch Road SE area, southeast of Alexandria between County Road 23 and County Road 17, according to Wolbersen. They were searching for a young Hispanic male who was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red shirt.
Those in the area were advised to stay indoors and lock their homes and vehicles. Wolbersen said the suspect was not believed to be dangerous, but said the suspect was probably "desperate."
The Minnesota State Patrol stopped a vehicle on Interstate 94 for speeding. Six occupants were inside the vehicle. While pulled over, two of the suspects fled the scene on foot. Wolbersen is not sure why they fled, but said one of the suspects was arrested for a warrant out of New Mexico for kidnapping.
That suspect is in the Douglas County Jail. One of the two suspects who fled was apprehended a short-time later and that suspect, along with two others who were in the vehicle, are all in custody of the Border Patrol, said Wolbersen. A juvenile, who was also in the vehicle, is in the custody of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
Wolbersen said while searching the area, authorities from the sheriff's office and the State Patrol talked to residents, as well as used a drone to search. A K-9 unit was also called in to help with the search and Wolbersen said the State Patrol called on an airplane to help look for the suspect.
A "code red" was issued to residents in the area, he said.