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Stolen vehicle search temporarily closes portion of I-494

Traffic was stopped in the Minnetonka area during the busy evening rush hour.
Credit: MnDOT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Bloomington police say a search for a suspect who stole a vehicle led to a temporary shutdown of I-494 on Tuesday evening in Minnetonka.

According to a tweet by Bloomington police, the vehicle was stolen from the city of Bloomington, and later located near I-494 and Highway 7 in Minnetonka. Police said the suspect fled from the car on foot.

Bloomington officers are working with Minnetonka police in the search for the suspect.

The temporary shutdown of I-494 happened just before 5:00 p.m. during the busy evening commute. MnDOT traffic cameras showed traffic was flowing again by 5:30 p.m.

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