Police: Suspect dies after attempted robbery in parking ramp - 2020-01-21
According to police, Peterson was attempting to rob a 49-year-old male employee of the Church of Scientology. Peterson intimated having a gun, but no gun was found on scene. The victim of the attempted robbery suffered bruising and minor cuts, consistent with injuries sustained in a fight. Those injuries are not believed to be serious.
Police say they believe the struggle between the two lasted a "considerable amount of time" before help arrived. The victim held the Peterson down on the ground until police arrived.
"At some point, with their assistance, he gained control of the robbery suspect and held him on the ground until police arrived," said St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster.