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Man who died in downtown St. Paul was attempting to rob Church of Scientology employee, police say

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  1. Triumph Member

    Man who died in downtown St. Paul was attempting to rob Church of Scientology employee, police say

    His cause of death remains unknown, police said.
    By Liz Sawyer Star Tribune
    A 52-year-old man who died in a downtown St. Paul parking ramp Monday evening fell unconscious during a prolonged struggle with a Church of Scientology employee he was attempting to rob, authorities said.
    Officers responded to the ramp at 505 N. Wabasha Street, which is attached to the church, around 7 p.m. on a report of an assault. They found the assailant, who has yet to be identified, lying on the ground, unresponsive.
    The man was taken to Regions Hospital, where he later died. His exact cause of death is unknown.
    Investigators believe the man targeted a 49-year-old employee heading to work that night, near the ramp’s elevator lobby. The victim told authorities that the suspect had his hand hidden his jacket, intimating a handgun.
    A struggle ensued as the victim repeatedly called for help. Fellow church workers rushed to his aid.
    “At some point, with their assistance, he gained control of the robbery suspect and held him on the ground until police arrived,” said St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster.
    The victim suffered minor injuries to his hands and face. No weapons were ever found.


    http://www.startribune.com/man-dies...aul-church-of-scientology-employee/567174102/


    Police: Suspect dies after attempted robbery in parking ramp (video link)

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news...-paul/89-de077bb4-c334-4da3-832b-3917942fb707

    Man Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In Downtown St. Paul Parking Ramp


    https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020...swXPUafHZCdaGdEcC1zFI5Dhf_r6Tti-js7p73SD1EILk



    Pioneer Press

    Officers began chest compressions and called St. Paul fire paramedics, who transported the man to Regions. No gun was found, according to Ernster.
    Police brought everyone involved to headquarters, where they were interviewed and released. No one was arrested and the incident is still under investigation.

    Investigators will take all the facts they gather — from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s findings, to information from witnesses and surveillance video — and present them to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges should be filed.
    A representative from the Church of Scientology did not respond to an inquiry from the Pioneer Press Tuesday.

    https://www.twincities.com/2020/01/21/church-of-scientology-employees-st-paul-mn-robber-police/

    fox 9
    https://www.fox9.com/news/attempted...gle-involving-church-of-scientology-employees

    inforum

    Police brought everyone involved to headquarters, where they were interviewed and released. No one was arrested and the incident remains under investigation.
    Portions of what happened were captured on surveillance cameras
    https://www.inforum.com/news/crime-...-employees-after-attempted-robbery-police-say

    Fox 9 news video link
    Officials give update on St. Paul death investigation

    https://www.fox9.com/video/646668
  2. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    but of course, the dead guy can't give his version of what happened.
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  3. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    “Held down” like sitting on the chest?
  4. sitting on, the chest ?
    choking !
  5. Normally in the United States of America they shoot such a person

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