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Robbery Turns Violent: Man Shot on Green Line Train in Downtown St. Paul

Robbery Turns Violent - Suspect at Large Despite Massive Hunt (Photo from Kare11)

On Saturday night in downtown St. Paul, a 27-year-old man was shot and wounded on the Green Line. The robbery turns violent at 7:30 p.m. around 12th and Robert streets. Sergeant Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesperson, confirmed this.

Robbery Turns Violent – Suspect at Large Despite Massive Hunt (Photo from Kare11)

Man Shot on Green Line: Robbery Turns Violent – Suspect at Large Despite Massive Hunt

The shooter fled the train, prompting a Metro Transit and St. Paul hunt with K-9 units and the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter. Ernster said the suspect was still at large Saturday evening despite their attempts.

The person was taken to Regions Hospital by St. Paul Fire Department medics for stomach injuries. Luckily, officials said his injuries were not life-threatening. However, the situation is under investigation.

Due to the incident and investigation, Union Depot-Robert Street Green Line trains were replaced by buses. Normal train service resumed about 9 p.m. after the search.

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Robbery Turns Violent: Public Safety Risks Amid Robbery Concerns

The incident underlines the risks public transportation riders confront, especially in cities. Public transit users must be attentive and aware of their surroundings, even while law enforcement works to prevent such incidents.

The victim’s account of the robbery turns violent before being shot highlighting worries about public transportation crime and the need for greater security. It also reminds people to avoid secluded regions and report unusual activities to authorities.

The quick response by emergency services and law enforcement shows coordinated efforts to protect travelers. Apprehending culprits in densely populated urban regions is difficult, as the suspect remains at large.

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