Metro Transit officer strikes pedestrian with squad in downtown St. Paul

A Metro Transit police officer struck a pedestrian with a squad car Thursday in downtown St. Paul.

Paramedics took the woman who was hit to Regions Hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries, said Nikki Muehlhausen, Metro Transit police spokesperson.

The officer, who was not injured, reported the crash happened at Sixth and Robert streets shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday.

Metro Transit placed the officer on standard administrative leave, Muehlhausen said.

The Minnesota State Patrol is leading the investigation.

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