A Minneapolis woman has spoken of the moment she was viciously beaten and robbed at a light rail station, saying she feared she was going to die.
The woman was just a few steps from the platform at the 46th Street Station off Hiawatha Avenue when she was attacked from behind by a man, who then hit her repeatedly on the head and in the face at around 5 a.m. Thursday, WCCO reports.
The victim, who identified herself as Bri to the news station, said: "Initially I thought he was trying to kill me because he wouldn’t stop," she said.
She suffered several cuts to her face, believed to be the result of the several rings her attacker was wearing.
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FOX 9 reports that her assailant ran off with her backpack and purse, while Bri went to hospital for treatment.
"Finally I just said, 'Please take everything I have, please just stop,'" she told FOX 9. "Because he wouldn't stop punching me in the face. I didn't know what he wanted. I thought he was trying to kill me."
Her mother has since been putting up posters in the area around the station warning others of the attacks. The attacker is described as 5 foot 9 inches, and was wearing a hooded jacket.
Metro Transit Police told WCCO the attack wasn't picked up by cameras, and they currently have no leads in the case.