A northwest Iowa man is jailed in Minnesota after allegedly trying to run down border guards at the U-S border with Canada. Fifty-two-year-old Vieng Bouaphakeo is charged with attempted manslaughter, assault and fleeing from a police officer. Koochiching County prosecutor Dave Johnson says after the border incident, the suspect led authorities on a two-hour chase.After being caught, Bouaphakeo allegedly threw a white substance at the officers — which turned out to be rock salt. The suspect is a native of Laos and has lived in Iowa about 17 years, most recently Storm Lake. Johnson says he’ll remain in custody in International Falls as his native country won’t take him back.The car Bouaphakeo was driving was allegedly stolen in Omaha.
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