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Brandi Jewett, Published January 23 2014

Man arrested in East Grand Forks after allegedly threatening woman with gun

Police arrested a man Wednesday morning after he allegedly threatened woman with a gun and led police on a foot chase in East Grand Forks, Minn.

Officers responded to a report of a possible domestic disturbance between a man and woman around 10:30 a.m. inside a home in the area of Venus and Mercury drives in the North Star Terrace trailer court.

When police and U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived on scene, the woman told officers the man had threatened her with a gun, according to Lt. Rod Hajicek.

The man fled from police wearing only socks, sweatpants and a T-shirt. Temperatures during the time of the chase were around 12 below zero.

The man was found about an hour later in a shed located within the trailer court. As of Wednesday afternoon, Hajicek said officers hadn't recovered a gun.

The man, whose identity won’t be released until he is formally charged, was taken to Altru Hospital for treatment for exposure before being returned to jail in East Grand Forks.

Hajicek is said the man is not a U.S. citizen and gave officers false information while being questioned.

Possible charges he could face include domestic assault and second-degree assault if a gun is found and tied to the incident, according to Hajicek.

Under Minnesota state law, a misdemeanor domestic assault conviction could result in a jail sentence of up to 90 days and a $1,000 fine. A second-degree assault conviction could carry up to seven years in prison and a fine up to $14,000.

Hajicek said police are still investigating the incident.