Police: Suspect assaulted woman on LRT trail in Hopkins

They're asking for the public's help tracking him down.
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Authorities are investigating an assault that took place on a public trail in Hopkins this week.

The crime occurred Thursday evening on the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail, which runs along former railway lines just east of Highway 169.

According to a news release from Hopkins police, the victim, identified as a "female resident," was followed onto the trail by a "male on a bicycle" who then assaulted her.

The victim managed to escape after screaming for help, police say.

They did not specify the nature of the assault or say if the victim suffered any injuries. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 16 to 17 years old, with a "2-3 inch afro style haircut."

"He was wearing a light blue tie-dyed t-shirt and light blue shorts" and was last seen riding his "darker colored mountain style bicycle north on the trail in the direction of Highway 7."

Anyone with information on the crime or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call 911.

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