MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man has been charged in the stabbing of a woman in a downtown parking ramp.
Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged 48-year-old Robert J. Meyers with one count of first degree assault and one count of attempted kidnapping on Tuesday.
According to the criminal complaint, Meyers put a knife to a woman's throat and told her "they were going for a ride" in a parking ramp located at 800 Marquette Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis Thursday, April 19 just after 4 p.m. The woman resisted and bit Meyers' finger. Meyers gave up and walked toward the elevator lobby. The woman locked herself in her car and called police. That was when she noticed she had been stabbed. She then got out of her car and ran down the ramp for help.
While officers were on the scene of the stabbing, two managers from the 8th Street Grill reported a man acting strangely in their restaurant. The managers told police this man approached a patron in the restaurant and asked them to join a fight club. Managers asked the man to leave the restaurant at about 3:30 p.m. Staff at the restaurant told police that the man was not intoxicated.
After obtaining surveillance video from the parking ramp, police determined that the man asked to leave the restaurant and the man suspected of the parking ramp stabbing were the same person.
Meyers was arrested later that day after he allegedly stole a woman's purse from a downtown bar.
While in custody, officers found a hunting knife on Meyer's. Authorities then searched his apartment and recovered clothing that appeared to have blood on it.
The stabbing victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery for a punctured liver. Her condition is not known at this time.
Meyers is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail.
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