SUV fleeing patrol hits at least 1 child on Minneapolis playground

June 11, 2018

A motorist being pursued Monday morning in Minneapolis by State Patrol veered into a Minneapolis school playground and hit at least one child, authorities said.

The driver, in an SUV, came to a halt near a swing set outside Jenny Lind Elementary School, which sits between Bryant and Dupont Avenues and north of 50th Avenue.

There is no immediate word on the severity of the injuries or what prompted the patrol to pursue the driver.

The pursuit appears to have begun on Fremont Avenue near 53rd Avenue, according to emergency dispatch audio. The driver ran from the scene but was quickly apprehended by law enforcement, the dispatch audio continued.

Minneapolis schools ended classes for the year last week.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482