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Duluth police: BB guns, baseball bats located after home invasion robbery

Two suspects, ages 23 and 26, have been booked into the St. Louis County Jail on charges of robbery, kidnapping and assault.

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BB guns and baseball bats were found on two suspects fleeing the scene of a reported home invasion robbery in Duluth's Woodland neighborhood Sunday, police said.

Officers from the Duluth and University of Minnesota Duluth police departments apprehended the two men, ages 23 and 26, shortly after the incident on the 200 block of St. Paul Avenue just before 6 p.m.

Duluth police said the 41-year-old victim "was located with injuries consistent with his report of being attacked in his driveway." The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital with injuries described as "severe, but non-life-threatening."

The victim reportedly provided positive identification of the two suspects, and police said it was not believed to be a random act. In addition to the weapons, authorities said the men were found with marijuana.

Police added that they were executing search warrants on the suspects' vehicle and the victim's residence and vehicle.

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The two suspects were booked into the St. Louis County Jail on preliminary charges of aggravated first-degree robbery, kidnapping, second-degree assault and third-degree assault. The News Tribune generally does not identify suspects until they are formally charged.

Police said they are continuing to investigate, though no additional suspects are being sought.

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