ST. CHARLES, Minn. – After a 5-1/2 hour manhunt, police captured a man who fled a traffic stop and disappeared into a residential area. The man was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m. on a gravel road just north of town. Although the man was not believed to be armed. police had advised people on Meadow View Drive and Don Drive to shelter in place. A helicopter was brought into the search. The man was described as 6-foot-3, skinny and wearing a black t-shirt and jean shorts. The manhunt began about noon after a traffic stop on State Highway 74 heading to Whitewater State Park. The man had a run a stop sign and almost bit a squad car, police said. A woman in the van was taken into custody. A K-9 officer wasbrought in to sniff.

Traffic stop. Driver fled after stop on the St. Charles North Side.