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Old 07-16-2017, 11:12 AM
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Woman in critical condition after stabbed in Minneapolis parking ramp

Updated: Jul 15 2017 07:22PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed in the chest in a parking ramp in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning.

Just before 1 a.m. the woman was walking to her vehicle with a group of her friends when they were robbed at knifepoint. The suspect took her purse, and fled on foot.

During the altercation, was stabbed in the chest, and immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

The group was approached by the suspect in Ramp B, at 516 2nd Ave N in Minneapolis.

The woman's identity has not yet been released.

Another woman received a minor cut to her hand during the incident, but did not need medical attention.

Police continue to investigate the incident and search for the suspect.
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Police: Woman robbed, stabbed in Mpls. parking ramp
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Woman stabbed, robbed at Ramp B in downtown Minneapolis

Updated: Jul 17 2017 01:22PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A woman attacked in a downtown parking garage over the weekend is recovering after a brazen robbery that left her with a stab wound to the chest.

The victim’s status was upgraded to serious Sunday after she and a group of friends were robbed and assaulted as they walked back to their car around 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

According to police, the armed suspect approached the women armed with a knife and stole a purse. Friends say the victim tried to “intervene” when she got stabbed in the chest.

Ken Sherman, of commercial development company the Sherman Group, is a restaurant and nightclub owner downtown. He has been a vocal critic of Mayor Betsy Hodges and the city’s handling of crime downtown.

The city says it has increased patrols downtown on nights and weekends in an effort to curb crime--an effort Sherman, however, says isn’t working.

“I’ve been working down in this area at night for the last three years, I haven’t seen any change at all,” Sherman said. “There’s not an emphasis on safety for everyone that not only comes downtown but uptown.”

Sherman believes the incident over the weekend may have been avoided if the city’s lurking law was still in place.

“What they did at that time was run sweeps in parking ramps looking for people who shouldn’t be there—and by that, they look for groups of people who didn’t look like they were going to and from their car,” Sherman said. “What would often happen when they did that is they would find people with open warrants and more importantly, they would find people with weapons.”

The lurking law was repealed by a vote of the Minneapolis City Council in June 2015. Critics of the law said it targeted people of color and contributed to racial inequity in the criminal justice system.

Sherman says he supports the officers. He feels their hands are tied due to directions from “higher-ups.”

“They are constantly told to deescalate, deescalate, deescalate, and the result is what you see,” he said.

Police have yet to make an arrest in the Saturday morning incident.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Hodges

Betsy Hodges

47th Mayor of Minneapolis
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2, 2014
Preceded by R. T. Rybak
Member of the Minneapolis City Council from the 13th Ward
In office
January 1, 2006 – January 2, 2014
Preceded by Barret Lane
Succeeded by Linea Palmisano[1]
Personal details
Born September 7, 1969 (age 47)
Wayzata, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse(s) Gary Cunningham
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma mater University of Wisconsin, Madison
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