Juvenile suspect arrested in assault on woman on Hopkins trail

Police say the suspect followed the woman onto the trail and assaulted her.
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A juvenile has been taken into custody in connection to an assault on a woman on a trail in Hopkins last week. 

Hopkins police said Tuesday the juvenile was taken into custody but because he's a juvenile, no further information will be released. 

In an initial news release about the assault, police said they were looking for a black male who is 16 to 17 years old. 

According to police, a "female resident" was near the intersection of Lake Street Northeast and Tyler Avenue North at about 7 p.m. on June 10 when the suspect approached her, following her onto the Cedar Lake Regional Trail north of 2nd Street Northeast and east of Highway 169. 

That's when the suspect assaulted her on the trail. She "was able to escape after screaming for help," police said. 

No other details have been released. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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