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No charges filed in fatal stabbing on Minnesota light rail

cOURT GAVEL

Bloomington, MN (AP) - Minnesota prosecutors said they will not file charges in a fatal stabbing that occurred on a light rail in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Friday that after reviewing the case, prosecutors determined they would not be able to disprove a self-defense claim.

Authorities said a 67-year-old man fatally stabbed 45-year-old Anthony Demetrius on Thursday after an argument escalated into a physical fight. The stabbing happened on the light rail, near the Mall of America.

Court records show the suspect has past convictions for assault and disorderly conduct.

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McKenna Alexander is the weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist for News 18. She started in June 2019. She was born in San Francisco, but spent the majority of her life growing up in Dallas.

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