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Fleeing shoplifter stuck in river debris

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news Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

MOORHEAD - A 53-year-old male was rescued by the Moorhead Fire Department this morning after getting snagged in debris while trying to cross the Red River, according to Moorhead officials.

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After being caught shoplifting at Herbergers in the Moorhead Center Mall by a loss prevention officer, the man struck the officer and fled the scene on foot.

He ran past the Hjemkomst Center and then jumped into the Red River.

He was taken by ambulance to MeritCare hospital.

Sgt. Chris Carey of the Moorhead Police Department said the 53-year-old will be cited for 5th degree assault and released.

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