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UPDATE: Minnesota chase ended in North Iowa, blocks I-35

The identity of the suspect and the charges he's facing have been released.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 2:37 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 5:45 AM

WORTH COUNTY, Iowa - We now know the name of the man taken into custody after a high-speed chase and stanoff that shut down part of I-35 Tuesday afternoon.

Moses Francisco Cruz, 52 is being held at the Worth County Jail. He's being held on charges of felony interference with official acts-weapon, eluding, and being a felon in control of a firearm.

The Iowa State Patrol is in charge of the investigation. Stay with KIMT News 3 as we work to learn more.


A chase that started in Minnesota closed off a section of Interstate 35 in North Iowa Tuesday.

The Iowa State Patrol says the pursuit ended at around mile marker 214 when the driver was stopped by the Worth County Sheriff's Office.  Law enforcement says it was negotiating with someone who mmight have a gun.  KIMT's reporter on the scene says the chase reached speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour.  No further details of the incident have been released.

The highway was closed between Exit 208 to County Road A38 and Exit 214 to County Highway 105, but the Iowa DOT and Minnesota DOT are both saying I-35 has reopened in Worth County as of 4:30 pm, though some traffic backup is still being reported.

Images of traffic being diverted off I-35 near Northwood.

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