Teen Charged In Stabbing At Light Rail Station

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say a 17-year-old boy wielded a knife at a Minneapolis light rail station and repeatedly stabbed a man who wouldn’t answer a question about the train schedule — all while the victim was on the phone with a 911 operator.

The Minneapolis teenager was charged Wednesday with four counts of felony assault. Prosecutors are seeking to have him tried as an adult.

According to the complaint, the incident happened late Dec. 29 at the Franklin Avenue station. The teen asked a man about the schedule, and the man told him to check it himself.

Prosecutors say the teen got upset and pulled out a knife. The man called 911, but the teen stabbed him, causing numerous injuries including a skull fracture that will require surgery.

The teen is in custody. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

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  1. Eric says:

    What a nice boy.

    1. Clarence says:

      I agree, what a nice boy indeed. The victim should be arrested and the good boy should go free. When will there be justice! (hehehe)

  2. lib says:

    If the victim had exercised his right to carry a firearm, this story would have a different ending.

  3. Bob says:

    lib, I totally agree. You must take some personal responsibility for your safety…..

  4. Maplewood says:

    Dam Shame! If he woulda hit the teen he woulda probably been wrong. Charge the idiot as an adult and throw away the key!

  5. paab says:

    If this young man thought he might be facing a gun he would never have tried to kill, he would have read the train schedule himself.. All law abiding citizens should be armed, and this kind of activity would come to a halt.

  6. Ruth says:

    How about we repeatedly stab the 17 year old (“an eye for an eye”)? More than likely he’ll get a slap on the wrist with our lenient justice system.

    1. JANIS says:

      YOUR AN IDIOT. AND I’M GLAD THAT WE DON’T HAVE SIMPLE MINDED INDIVIDUALS LIKE YOURSELF RUNNING OUR SYSTEM. 2WRONGS NEVER MAKE A RIGHT. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED W/O IMPLICTING MORE VIOLENCE.

  7. cap says:

    what if it was your son or some one u loved and i said how about we stab that person over and over?

  8. STARR says:

    What MANY of you FAIL to realize is the Media is a business just like ANYOTHER they need an audience and to capture the interest. THEREFORE they exaggerate repeatedly. So before anyone points a finger KNOW ALL THE FACTS!! This is a one sided story. You don’t know if that teen felt threathened by the words exchange. None of us actually know what words were exchanged nor what actions. It just so happen with every fight one person must win and usually the loser automatically becomes the victim to the public eye.
    KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE YOU GO JAPPING YOUR JAWS AND EXPRESSING OPINIONS.

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