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Update: Subject of manhunt faces criminal charges

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Rocco Diberardino was returned to Hudson Monday to face five criminal charges in connection with his alleged assault of his estranged wife.


The Thursday morning, Sept. 16, incident led to a police manhunt and the issuing of an Amber Alert for the couple's two missing sons.

The 45-year-old Diberardino was arrested later Thursday in Hastings, Minn. He waived extradition on Monday and was brought to the St. Croix County Jail.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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