Fight on metro bus spills to sidewalk, ends in death

A fight at about 1 a.m. Wednesday that began between two people on a route 16 Metro Transit bus continued after they got off the bus in St. Paul and one man was killed, police say.
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A fight on a metro bus continued after several people got off the bus early Wednesday morning, and one man ended up dead, WCCO reports. He has not been identified and a cause of death has not been determined.

If deemed a killing, the man's death would be the eighth homicide of the year in St. Paul, matching the number of homicides in the city during all of 2011, the Pioneer Press reports.

Witnesses said the group wasn't kicked off the bus, even though they were fighting, Fox 9 reports. Weapons were recovered, but police wouldn't specify which kind, Fox says.

The fight was escalating as the men left the bus near the Berean Church at the intersection of North Rice Street and Aurora Avenue West , KARE 11 reports.

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