Police in Northfield, Minn. have arrested a man who robbed a motel at gunpoint and fired shots at officers early Monday morning.
Eric Forcier, 26, of Northfield was taken into custody without incident at 10:55 a.m. He was found hiding in a vehicle in an industrial area near the motel.
According to police, the robbery happened around 2:47 a.m. at America's Best Value Inn at 1420 Riverview Drive. Forcier entered the motel and robbed an employee at gunpoint.
The suspect's car was found near the scene of the robbery and a woman who was riding in the car was taken into police custody. Forcier ran, firing shots at police as fled the area.The woman cooperated with police, giving them Forcier's name.
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