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Complaint says man clad in body armor was headed to Hastings before he was stopped in Woodbury

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A body armor-wearing man brandishing a gun was arrested during a morning rush-hour traffic stop last week that temporarily shut down freeway traffic in Woodbury.

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Officers from multiple agencies conducted the Dec. 17 arrest on Interstate 494 just south of Lake Road. Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Randy Gustafson said no shots were fired during the incident, though a criminal complaint states the suspect was clamoring for a shootout with police. 

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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