Suspects Lead Golden Valley Police on Chase, Crash Into Federal Reserve Building
Golden Valley police arrested three minors after a car chase ended with the suspects and police crashing into the Minneapolis Federal Reserve building.
“They’re fleeing police and really putting the public in an unsafe environment,” said Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green. “They’re doing everything they can to evade the police and oftentimes they are crashing into other vehicles, or in this situation they crashed into the side of the Federal Reserve building.”
According to Green, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen car near Highway 169 and Cedar Lake Road. The suspects turned off the highway tried to ram the squad car before fleeing the scene.
The chase led to Minneapolis, where officers performed a PIT maneuver.
As a result, the suspects crashed into the Federal Reserve building. The squad car struck a metal barrier and was totaled.
The suspects attempted to run from the scene on foot but were arrested.
“These juveniles just don’t really have any regard for life,” Green said. “I think obviously some other type of enhancement to making sure juveniles are held accountable so they don’t get back out and commit these serious crimes really needs to be looked at.”
Police also recovered two handguns. One of the handguns had an extended clip and was reported stolen in Memphis, Tennessee.
“All of these juveniles that were arrested have a pretty extensive juvenile [criminal] record,” said Green. “And so that’s a concern that we continue to see these young men and women out here committing crimes … no telling what kind of crimes they were looking to commit.”
Green said one officer was transported to a hospital and treated for minor injuries following the crash.
“He was banged up a little bit but he wasn’t seriously injured,” Green said. “He’s going to be a little sore for a couple days.”