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Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies shut down southbound I-494 traffic while conducting a traffic stop Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of city of Woodbury)

Charges: 494 arrest suspect was poised for shootout with cops

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A body armor-wearing man brandishing a gun was arrested and charged with multiple felonies following a morning rush-hour traffic stop this week that temporarily shut down freeway traffic in Woodbury.


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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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