6 Hurt When Man Drives Car into Crowd in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Police say six people were hurt when a man deliberately drove his vehicle into a group in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Minnesota.

Authorities say the 21-year-old Montgomery, Minnesota man fled the scene in Mankato early Sunday before Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies arrested him.

Police commander Craid Frericks tells The Associated Press that the attack is not terrorism-related.

Juan Carlos Lamas Jr. was booked into jail on preliminary charges of fourth-degree driving while under the influence and criminal vehicular operations.

Police responded just before 2 a.m. Sunday. The Mankato Free Press reports two of the victims were airlifted to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester while two others were treated at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

No details of the other two people hurt were available.

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