Updated: 01/30/2015 2:53 PM, Created: 01/29/2015 9:18 PM KSTP.com , By: Jay Kolls
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A string of group attacks has taken place in downtown St. Paul in recent weeks. Last Monday, a 23-year-old man and his 56-year-old friend were brutally assaulted by six people in a skyway downtown near Cedar Street.
According to police, a restaurant near the new St. Paul Saints stadium was also rushed by a group of about nine people who started eating and drinking from the customers’ tables. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS obtained security video that showed a woman in the group suddenly throw a glass of water at another customer. Another man she was with grabbed a cell phone off the table, and then the entire group bolted out the door and down the street, police officials said.
Back in September, a St. Paul police sergeant emailed other officers informing them about a group of nearly 50 juveniles that attacked a juvenile female at the light rail platform near Fifth and Minnesota Street in St. Paul. In the email, the sergeant said the female was beaten unconscious and the fight spilled into a nearby hotel where the group then interrupted and assaulted a wedding party. Some of the wedding party members told officers they would never visit St. Paul events again because of the incident, the email said.
The sergeant concluded his email by saying that these attacks by the group of assailants were “shocking” at their level of violence.