Duluth firefighter cited for assault of woman who asked him to leash his dogs

The assault happened on the Traverse Trail in Duluth Friday morning.

A firefighter has been cited in connection to an assault on the Traverse Trail in Duluth Friday morning.

According to police, just after 8 a.m. Friday police responded to the 300 block of 84th Ave. W on a report of a 65-year-old woman who had been assaulted on the Traverse Trail, sustaining non-life threatening facial injuries. 

Prior to the assault, she had asked the man, who was riding a bike with three dogs, to leash his dogs.

After asking for the public's help to identify the suspect, police arrested and cited Duluth Fire Department firefighter Conrad John Sunde, 48, for fifth-degree assault and dog off-leash.

"We are aware of an incident involving a City of Duluth employee. We take these matters very seriously. Because this is a personnel matter, the city of Duluth will have no further comment at this time," Duluth Chief Administrative Officer Noah Schuchman told WDIO.

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