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Patient Allegedly Started Bed on Fire at Brainerd Hospital, Arrested in Becker

FireBRAINERD – Police and fire crews were called out to a Brainerd hospital last (Mon) night after a bed at St. Joseph’s Medical Center caught fire.

“Looks like it was intentionally set in one of the locked units, with the purpose of a patient trying to escape.

Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston says the suspect and two others were caught about four hours later, after a statewide alert went out, by police in Becker.

A 17-year-old is being held in the juvenile center in Grand Rapids. 18-year-old Raegan Sjolund and 24-year-old Jonathn Erickson, both of Brainerd, are in the Sherburne County Jail waiting to be sent back to Crow Wing County.

The prosecutor’s office is reviewing the case for possible charges.

This story courtesy of the Minnesota News Network.

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