`target halted due to debug request` I can't type anything into the serial monitor

Hi all, I made a project for the B-G431B-ESC1 board (supported by PlatformIO thanks to Owen Williams, the man). I just tried to upload one of the examples provided in the SimpleFOC github repo specific to this board ([link])(Arduino-FOC/B_G431B_ESC1.ino at master · simplefoc/Arduino-FOC · GitHub). It doesn’t work. I see target halted due to debug request, and that seems like it’s key. Was wondering if it has anything to do with the version of STLink running on the board: when I plug in the board to my computer, I see a text file saying “Version: V2J40M27”.

Really, really need someone’s help to deciphering this gibberish! Thank you in advance to any helpful souls!

CURRENT: upload_protocol = stlink
Uploading .pio\build\disco_b_g431b_esc1\firmware.elf
xPack OpenOCD x86_64 Open On-Chip Debugger 0.11.0+dev (2021-10-16-21:19)
Licensed under GNU GPL v2
For bug reports, read
debug_level: 1

target halted due to debug-request, current mode: Thread 
xPSR: 0x01000000 pc: 0x080046f0 msp: 0x20008000
** Programming Started **
Warn : Adding extra erase range, 0x08008888 .. 0x08008fff
** Programming Finished **
** Verify Started **
** Verified OK **
** Resetting Target **
shutdown command invoked