1 person arrested outside of Metropolis Resort after high-speed chase Thursday

Eau Claire Police said the speed of the suspect’s vehicle on I-94 topped 100mph.
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 4:23 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a Thursday night incident involving a high-speed chase that ended with a suspect’s arrest in Eau Claire.

According to the Eau Claire Police Department, a vehicle pursuit with speeds over 100mph on Interstate 94 entered Eau Claire County Thursday evening. Eau Claire Police were not involved in the chase but did set up stop sticks and were in position to assist other law enforcement agencies if needed. The suspect’s vehicle ended up crashing near the go-kart area of Metropolis Resort. The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Me Lar Htoo of Milwaukee, fled on foot and was found by K-9 Bolt before being taken into custody. The man was taken to a medical facility for treatment and will be recommended for charges, the Police Department said.

The Baldwin Police Department said they were called to assist in a pursuit involving two vehicles that began in St. Croix County. The Hudson Police Department was also involved. Law enforcement believed the two vehicles were traveling together. One of the vehicles went into Menomonie, where it was stopped, while the other continued along to Eau Claire.

In a daily report log, the Eau Claire Fire Department said EMS services were called to Lorch Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Thursday to provide advanced life support and to investigate.

The general manager at Metropolis Resort says there is no damage to the go-kart area.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - One person is in custody after an incident at the Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire Thursday.

The Eau Claire Police Department said several officers and an ambulance were called to the hotel around 10:15 p.m. Thursday night.

Police did not release any additional details on the incident, but confirmed one person was arrested at the scene and that there is no threat to the community.

According to a release from the Eau Claire Fire Department, EMS was called to the scene at 10:30 p.m. on Lorch Avenue, the road the Metropolis Resort is located on, to provide advanced life support and to investigate.