UPDATE: Suspect leads police on high-speed chase into North Dakota from East Grand Forks
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A suspect was on the run from police after an East Grand Forks traffic stop turned into high-speed chase Monday afternoon, May 13.
At just after 3 p.m. police attempted to pull over a light brown or gray Dodge Durango from an unspecified year for registration issues, according to the East Grand Forks Police Department.
The suspect fled from the stop, leading police on a chase into North Dakota. Just after 4 p.m. police said the suspect had reached Traill County, about 20 miles south of Grand Forks.
Video submitted by a witness in Grand Forks shortly after the chase began shows an SUV speed through traffic on North Columbia Road, with eight police vehicles in pursuit passing by shortly after.
Another submitted video shows police in the road attempting to stop the suspect's SUV near a Harley Davidson dealership on North Washington Street. The SUV swerves off the road and drives through a ditch to avoid them, and then returns to the street.
Grand Forks police said they later disengaged from the chase in Grand Forks because it was too dangerous to continue in city limits.
A short time later the vehicle passed by a Traill County Deputy who then began pursuing again.
The chase then went south and west with other Traill County Deputies joining the pursuit.
The suspect lead deputies south and west of Portland Junction, then eventually into a corn field.
The suspect's vehicle got stuck trying to cross the Goose River on a washed out low water crossing, and then ran away from the vehicle.
Deputies looked for the suspect with a K-9 unit, but were unsuccessful.
Grand Forks Sheriff's Department UAS was also called in to look for the suspect, but didn't find anything with the thick brush of the river bottom.
The suspect is still out there, but it is not believed that they pose a risk to the public.
However, police still urge you to lock your doors and remove keys from your vehicles.