Suspect sought in armed carjacking in North Branch, Minn.

- UPDATE (12:00 p.m.) -- North Branch Police confirm the suspect has been located and the child has been found safe. There was an officer-involved shooting. 

Police in North Branch, Minnesota are looking for a suspect who stole a car at gunpoint Monday morning and may have a small child with him.

The carjacking was reported shortly before 8 a.m. near the 37900 block of Greenway Avenue. The stolen vehicle is a black 2014 Chevy Impala with a Minnesota license plate 832PUV and a trailer hitch.

Authorities believe the suspect may be looking for neighborhoods in the area to ditch the stolen vehicle and steal a new one. He may have a small child with him.

The suspect is described as a man between 40 and 55 years old with a “scruffy” beard and “shaggy” hair possibly in a ponytail. He was wearing a green shirt and displayed a handgun.

The suspect reportedly tried to ditch the stolen vehicle and steal a new one, but was unsuccessful.

The Chisago County sheriff's office said he then drove through a backyard, over a fence, and onto Interstate 35. 

Anyone who sees a vehicle or suspect matching the description is asked to call 911. The suspect is armed and should not be approached.

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