Metro Transit Police
The Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
A spokesperson with Metro Transit said the bus was heading eastbound on 2nd St. S. and turning north onto 3rd Avenue S. just before 3:45 p.m. when it hit a man, later identified as 71-year-old Andrew Morris Beisner. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The message from police in Minneapolis is clear — downtown is safe. Officers from Minneapolis joined forces Wednesday with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and Metro Transit police to continue their “SafeZone” collaboration.
Two Minneapolis women were seriously injured Friday night after their vehicle collided with a Metro Transit police squad car in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Park Avenue and 8th Street South.
People who walk through the downtown St. Paul skyway system are noticing some new signs posted on the walls.
Some local kids got help with their holiday shopping from some special people–St. Paul police officers.
A man is dead after a stabbing at a light rail station in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. Minneapolis Police say the incident happened at the Lake Street – Midtown Station platform near Hiawatha Avenue. Metro Transit and Minneapolis police are investigating.
Minneapolis Police say there was a positive ending to a “crisis situation” Friday morning near Interstate 394 and Penn Avenue. The nature of the incident, which police say occurred just before 6 a.m., was not disclosed.
The driver of a pick-up truck being chased by police was hospitalized Wednesday morning after the pursuit ended with the truck crashing into a brick wall in Maplewood, according to police. Authorities said the chase started at about 2:40 a.m. in Minneapolis on Highway 55 near Interstate 94.
Metro Transit police, St. Paul police and fire and Rail Operations are taking part in an emergency drill for St. Paul’s downtown Light Rail Sunday afternoon. The drill will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Avenue and Raymond Avenue.
Authorities are investigating after a Maple Grove squad car was involved in an accident with a light rail train in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Metro Transit Police said the accident happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday near the station at 5th street and 5th Avenue in Minneapolis.
Metro Transit Police arrested a man in St. Paul Tuesday night for allegedly groping a teenage girl on a bus last week, authorities say.
The 54-year-old man who was detained via stun gun by Metro Transit police earlier this week is speaking out.
A 52-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of threatening a Metro Transit bus driver and several other people, including police, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.
A 20-year-old Minneapolis woman is accused of stabbing another woman after an altercation on a Metro Transit bus last weekend, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.
Metro Transit Police are looking for a girl who may have been abducted after being forced from a bus in north Minneapolis late Friday night.
Two people were stabbed last night near the Hiawatha Light Rail Line at the Lake St./Midtown Station Friday night.