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Police track Albert Lea man in corn field after alleged road rage incident

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) — Police have taken an Albert Lea man into custody after responding to a possible road rage incident on Wednesday, according to the Albert Lea Police Department.

Police said officers responded to reports of a two vehicle crash that was a possible road rage incident at SE Marshall Street and 770th Avenue in Albert Lea around noon.

Police said officers realized after arriving at the scene that the crash was intentionally committed by Juan Trujillo, 49, of Albert Lea.

Police said they believe Trujillo intentionally drove his vehicle into a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old woman, a former girlfriend of his. The alleged victim’s car was also occupied by a 27-year-old male and a 3-year-old boy.

All occupants of the vehicle were transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems, police said. Their condition is not known at this time, police report.

Police said Trujillo fled on foot prior to officers arriving on scene and was located after an extensive search of a nearby corn field, with the help of the Freeborn County police dogs.

Trujillo was taken into custody and transported to the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center, police said, and he faces a felony assault charge.

The Albert Lea Police Department said they were assisted by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Albert Lea Fire Rescue.

Police have asked those who have information about this incident to contact the Albert Lea Police Department at (507) 377-5200.

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