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Associated Press, Published March 03 2010

Man chased by police jumps off parking ramp at Mall of America, dies

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Police say a man fleeing from officers drove through a barricade and up to the seventh level of a Mall of America parking ramp, where he jumped to his death.

Bloomington police say officers got a call shortly before 4 p.m. Monday about a hit-and-run crash. Officers located the suspected driver, who ran a red light and followed him to the parking ramp.

Police say the man drove to the seventh floor, got out of his vehicle, climbed the wall and jumped. The Star Tribune reports he was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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