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St. Paul fugitive arrested in Superior

Superior police cooperated with St. Paul police Thursday in arresting a sex offender who had escaped a halfway house. Superior Police Chief Charles LaGesse said Shah-Quran Aziz was arrested about 6 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the Clifford Lund ...

Shah-Quran Aziz
Shah-Quran Aziz

Superior police cooperated with St. Paul police Thursday in arresting a sex offender who had escaped a halfway house.

Superior Police Chief Charles LaGesse said Shah-Quran Aziz was arrested about 6 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the Clifford Lund Apartments on Tower Avenue. He had been missing from a halfway house in St. Paul since Tuesday where it was discovered he had taken off a monitoring device used to keep track of his whereabouts.

LaGesse said Aziz, 43, has a long criminal history and was considered a danger to the public. According to court records, Aziz has been convicted on assault and manslaughter charges.

LaGesse said the Minnesota Department of Corrections' Fugitive Task Force had information that Aziz was in Superior. Police there found a vehicle he was believed to be driving and did surveillance at the apartment before the arrest.

Aziz was in the Douglas County Jail on Friday awaiting transfer to Minnesota.

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