It was a terrible Saturday night for a 27-year-old man riding the Green Line light rail in downtown St. Paul and speaking on behalf of St. Paul Police, Sgt. Mike Ernster stated that at approximately 7:30 p.m., an adolescent passenger was shot in the stomach and robbed on a Green Line train near 12th and Robert Streets.
Green Line Train Robbery Shock: Unknown Suspect on the Run as St. Paul Police Conduct Vigorous Manhunt
The wounded man was left behind when the attacker fled. The perpetrator of the Green Line rail heist was apprehended by Metro Transit and St. Paul police, in collaboration with K-9 units and the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.
The investigation has been intensified because the suspect in the Green Line train heist escaped capture as of Saturday night.
The victim was treated by St. Paul Fire Department medical staff and was able to recover. At Regions Hospital, the man’s life was not in jeopardy despite his severe wounds.
Transit Shock in St. Paul: Robbery Spurs Anxious Request for Increased Safety – Community Asks for Safer Commutes
The incident raises concerns about public transportation safety, particularly passenger vulnerability to crime. The St. Paul community struggles with unpleasant incidents on a regular commute as the inquiry moves forward, highlighting the need for increased protection on public transportation.
How can we increase public transportation safety in light of this horrific Green Line train robbery? What steps may be taken to stop such incidents? As the community deliberates these important topics, one thing is certain: St. Paul will never let up on its pursuit of justice and safer public transportation.