Updated: 10/29/2012 12:49 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
Authorities have identified a suspect who allegedly robbed an America’s Best Value Inn and Suites early Monday morning and shot at a Rice County deputy.
According to authorities, Eric Forcier was found hiding in a vehicle, and was arrested.
The robbery happened around 2:45 a.m. Monday in Northfield.
Authorities say Forcier and a woman robbed the hotel on Highway 3 South and were stopped by a deputy along Armstrong Road.
The woman was arrested, but Forcier left the scene, firing a gun at the deputy. No one was injured.
Multiple agencies searched for Forcier, including the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Rice County SWAT, the Minnesota State Patrol, four Eagan K-9 units, and several other south metro police departments.
He was located around 10:45 a.m.
At this point, additional details have not been released.