Minnesota Capitol goes into lockdown as police search for suspects outside
ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - A police incident Wednesday evening in St. Paul sent the Minnesota State Capitol into lockdown as police searched for suspects.
The suspects were arrested after a chase down I-94 that ended in the governor's parking lot at the capitol.
While police were looking for the suspects, the Minnesota House was in session and voting on bills. A feed from the House floor showed lawmakers go into recess with Majority Leader Representative Ryan Winkler warning lawmakers to stay in the chambers.
During the search, Senator Michelle Benson tweeted a photo of a helicopter in the sky and a crashed vehicle in the parking lot.
The suspects were ultimately arrested and the House resumed session within about 30 minutes. When they returned, lawmakers gave a round of applause to Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Bob Meyerson.