Crime anywhere is senseless, but when an attacker strikes at one of the busiest intersections in the city of Minneapolis so violently it becomes unnerving.
"They couldn't have done anything else. They were travelling in pairs in a well lit area," Minneapolis Police Sgt. Jesse Garcia said Monday of the stabbing that took place earlier that morning of two 21 year old women.
The victims are students at the University of Minnesota and are roommates in the area where they were attacked at University and Hennepin Avenues in northeast Minneapolis.
They were walking home at around 12:30 a.m. Monday when police say there would be attacker, a heavyset black male who was wearing a mask and was acting alone, walked past them on Hennepin near the intersection of University.
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