MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man is in custody after police say he pulled a knife on a Northstar train conductor Tuesday night.
It happened around 5:45 p.m. on a southbound Northstar train at 12th Avenue Northeast and Van Buren Avenue. The conductor tells investigators that he was seated in a passenger car when the man approached and sat next to him.
Unprovoked, the man allegedly threatened the conductor with a pocket knife and made verbal threats but did not make any demands. The conductor radioed the engineer who stopped the train, came to the passenger car and disarmed the man.
No crew members or passengers were harmed in the incident.
Metro Transit Police quickly responded to the scene and with the help of BNSF employees located the man behind a building some distance from the stopped train.
The 41-year-old suspect was arrested and then booked at Hennepin County Jail for second-degree assault, threats and interference with transit operations.
Service on the subsequent northbound Northstar trip departing Minneapolis was delayed about 18 minutes.
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