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Man arrested after holding up gas station at knifepoint

A Wrenshall man is in custody after holding up the Holiday gas station Saturday.

According to a press release from the Cloquet Police Department, officers were dispatched at 10:43 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 to the Holiday Gas Station in Cloquet for an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The employee said a man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt carrying a camouflage backpack entered the store.  He approached the counter, brandished a large hunting knife, and demanded all the money from the cash register and the safe.  The employee complied with the demands and the suspect stuffed the money in his sweatshirt pocket.

During this time his actions caught the attention of a customer who was outside the store.  The customer attempted to block the doorway, but the suspect was able to push his way through the door and ranoutside.  The customer went to his vehicle and followed the fleeing suspect as he called 911 to give a location to responding officers. 

Three minutes later, an officer located the suspect running northbound on the ten-block of 16th street.  The officer ordered the suspect to the ground at gunpoint and took the man into custody without further incident. 

The suspect, 19-year-old Colt Dalton Nyberg, of Wrenshall, was arrested and transported to the Carlton County Jail. On February 21, 2018, Nyberg was arraigned in Carlton County District Court on one count of Aggravated Robbery in the 1st-degree and Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. His bail was set at $50,000.00 with a 10 percent cash option.