Man charged for stabbing at Minneapolis parking ramp

He rode the elevator with four women before attacking them.

A man is in custody for stabbing a woman in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp last weekend.

The incident happened just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 16. Four women were heading home from a night out downtown when they got into an elevator in Ramp B, located at 516 2nd Ave. N. near Target Field.

According to an email news release from the Hennepin County Attorney, a man joined the women in the elevator and waited for them to get out on the fourth floor. Just before the elevator door closed, he put his hands on the door to force it open.

Authorities say he then caught up to the women and pulled out a knife. He sliced one woman's hand and stabbed another woman in the chest before fleeing on foot with their purses. 

The woman who was stabbed in the chest was taken to the hospital for surgery and was still hospitalized as of Friday afternoon.

On Friday, 45-year-old Benjamin Love was arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail. Footage of Love in the elevator with the women had been captured on a surveillance camera.

Love has been charged with assault and robbery. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

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