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Suspect arrested in connection with light-rail kidnapping

According to the Star Tribune, a 20-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a woman at a light-rail stop in Minneapolis Oct. 4.

The St. Paul police arrested the man, who has no permanent address, and is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail, though no formal charges have been sustained.

The woman was waiting at the 38th Street platform around 1:55 a.m. when a man held a gun to her back and forced her into a nearby laundromat. It was there that the man had beaten and raped her. He also stole her purse.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital.http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_7170202?nclick_check=1

This is the first abduction since the trains first began operating in 2004.

According to the Pioneer Press, the man held in custody is 28 years old.

Authorities say the suspect is expected to be charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Police say the 44-year-old woman was forced into an apartment building and that video surveillance helped in finding the suspect.