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A man was fatally stabbed at the Lake Street Station of the Blue Line on Saturday afternoon.

The stabbing occurred around 1:30 p.m. on the station platform along Hiawatha Avenue and police found the victim at the base of the station, Metro Transit spokesman Drew Kerr said.

The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Light rail service was temporarily suspended at the station as Minneapolis and Metro Transit police cordoned off the area to collect evidence, review the scene and interview people nearby.

In the meantime, replacement buses were available to take riders to the next station. On average, 57,399 people board the Blue Line on Saturdays.

Service started back up around 5:20 p.m.

No one else was injured in the incident, which Kerr said was "extraordinary rare."

Police did not have a suspect in custody as of Saturday evening.

Jessie Van Berkel