COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mother nature conducted a sting operation after a suspect fled from police during the execution of a search warrant in Columbia Saturday.

Authorities served the warrant at a residence on old 63 Highway yesterday afternoon. An unidentified suspect fled the residence on foot, pursued by several officers. The foot pursuit ended up on a wooded area behind Cliff Drive, where the suspect and at least one officer were stung by bees.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital but none of the officer needed treatment.