(ABC 6 News) - We’re learning more about a police traffic stop in northwest Rochester, where police ordered the driver out at gun point.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department says the stop was part of an ongoing investigation into a suspicious package that was first discovered by the U.S. postal service in Minneapolis.
Police say they found a pound of meth inside that package. But instead of confiscating it, they resealed it and followed it to its destination. The package was eventually delivered to a vacant home in northwest Rochester.
Authorities say they were waiting at the home, when Daniel Gernes pulled up to retrieve the package.
As officers attempted to pull over Gernes, they say he rammed a squad car. Gernes vehicle was eventually cornered near the 5000 block of 10th Street NW.