TV Anchor Recovering from Light Rail Station Attack
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Twin Cities television anchor is recovering from injuries suffered in an attack at a downtown Minneapolis light rail station.
KSTP-TV says anchor Matt Belanger was struck in the head with a rock or brick Tuesday morning in a random assault at the Nicollet Mall light rail stop.
News Director Kirk Varner says it does not appear he was assaulted because he's a journalist.
Metro Transit says the suspect fled after the attack, but was arrested a short time later and booked into the Hennepin County Jail.
Belanger was treated at the hospital and released. He's expected to return to the air in a couple of days.