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COPY-Search in Blaine fails to find homicide suspect

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - An intensive daylong search in Blaine has failed to find a man accused of killing his ex-boyfriend last month.

Law officers returned to the Anoka County-Blaine Airport Tuesday but found no sign of Lyle "Ty" Hoffman.

Blaine Police Chief Chris Olson says the search was prompted by an officer's early-morning spotting of a man near the airport who may have resembled Hoffman.

The Star Tribune ( ) reports the tip came after a bank robbery in Blaine Sunday committed by a man who looked like Hoffman.

Hoffman is wanted in the Aug. 11 shooting death of his former romantic and business partner Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

Information from: Star Tribune,

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