Three injured following police chase in Dinkytown

A student and faculty member were injured by two suspects fleeing police in Dinkytown on Thursday afternoon.

A suspect seen fleeing on Thursday afternoon.

Courtesy of the University of Minnesota

A suspect seen fleeing on Thursday afternoon.

Norah Kleven

A University of Minnesota student and faculty member were injured by two suspects fleeing police in Dinkytown Thursday afternoon.

According to a statement from the University, two suspects were captured on camera stealing from cars in a University parking lot at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. They escaped before officers could arrive to the scene. 

The suspects then fled in an unidentified vehicle, causing two car accidents at the intersections of 5th Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast, and 5th Street Southeast and 12th Avenue Southeast, respectively. 

Later, the suspects were involved in a car accident at 5th Street Southeast and 10th Avenue Southeast, where two were injured, one of whom was identified as a University student. 

Before fleeing on foot, the suspects hit a pedestrian who was later identified as a University staff member.  

One suspect is in custody and another remains at large as of 8 p.m. Thursday evening. 

Anyone with information on the incidents is urged to call 612-624-2677. 

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.