UPDATE: One arrested in police pursuit that ended in a standoff

Highway 75 north of Moorhead.
Highway 75 north of Moorhead.(Valley News Live)
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 12:23 PM CDT
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Officials say one man has been arrested in a police pursuit turned into a standoff.

38-year-old Tad Isaac Butcher from Moose Lake, MN is said to be facing a variety of criminal charges.

The report states officers were sent to a disturbance near the intersection of 15th Avenue North and 11th Street North in Moorhead.

Butcher took off from the location and refused to stop when directed to by officers.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department had a deputy who was able to successfully deploy stop sticks several blocks later.

Butcher’s vehicle eventually came to a stop after turning onto the 5000 block of Highway 75 North.

Officials say Butcher refused to comply with instructions, and a standoff ensued.

They say officers were eventually able to get him to surrender and take him into custody without any injuries.


ORIGINAL STORY: Traffic is being diverted off of Highway 75 north of Moorhead at 43rd Avenue North. Valley News Live received a tip about a large police presence around 11:30 a.m.

Moorhead Police haven’t been able to provide details on what is happening, but several police vehicles and an ambulance are on scene. Multiple semis are also pulled over on Highway 75.

Valley News Team’s Crime and Safety Reporter Bailey Hurley is on scene. Check back for details on this breaking news story.