Authorities release description of alleged attacker

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– Authorities released the description of a man they believe attacked a woman last Sunday in Bemidji.

According to a release from Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella, officers investigated an assault in the 1500 block of Roosevelt Road early Sunday morning and spoke with a female victim, who said she was pulled to the ground by an unknown male.

She said she was able to free herself during a struggle and ran from the area.

She described the man as having dark hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans and standing at approximately 5 feet 9 inches.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Bemidji Police Department at 333-9111.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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