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Police make arrest in Minneapolis light rail stabbing

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Updated 4:05 p.m. | Posted 6:38 a.m.

Minneapolis and Metro Transit police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing at the Lake Street light rail station.

Police early Monday arrested a 25-year-old Minneapolis man on probable cause of murder. 

According to the police report, the victim was stabbed in the neck Saturday afternoon at the Blue Line station. His name has not been released. 

Police say video footage and witness accounts helped to track down the suspect. 

"Video from the transit station was instrumental in not only identifying witnesses to the incident, but also in helping us to identify the suspect in the case," said Commander Catherine Johnson with the Minneapolis Police Department.

Earlier in the day, Metro Transit spokesman Drew Kerr said Metro Transit police and Minneapolis police were both called to the station on a report of an altercation around 1:30 p.m.  

"The best we can tell is the altercation originated at the top level at the station platform and continued perhaps in the north tower of that stairway elevator area," he said. "But there's no indication that this was activity that occurred on a train."

Lt. Troy Schmitz, with the Metro Transit Police Investigations Unit, said it was an isolated incident.