Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing at light rail station


Minneapolis police say they've arrested a 25-year old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at the Lake Street light rail station on Saturday.

The man is suspected of stabbing the 58-year old victim to death at the station, along the Blue Line light rail route, about 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

According to MPR News, police said the attack began on the upper level of the station and continued into the stairway tower. The victim was found at the bottom of the platform. They added there's no indication the altercation occurred on one of the trains.

The victim was stabbed in the neck and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released.

Police arrested the suspect around midnight Sunday after investigators tracked him to a homeless shelter, WCCO reports.

Police say surveillance video and statements from witnesses were crucial to finding the suspect.

“If you commit crimes on the light rail system, there is a high probability that you will be caught on tape and that’s exactly what happened here,” Lt. Todd Schmitz of Metro Transit said, according to WCCO.

Some witnesses said they heard an argument between the two men shortly before the attack, KARE 11 reports.

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