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Woman fought off abduction attempt in southern Minnesota

The woman was walking on a trail when a man tried to grab her.

A woman from Texas is safe after fighting off a man who tried to abduct her Friday afternoon in southern Minnesota. 

The Faribault County Sheriff's Office says the attempted abduction happened at a rest stop off of Interstate 90 near Blue Earth, when a 43-year-old woman from Corpus Christi, Texas called 911 informing police that a man had tried to pull her into the woods.

Deputies arrived and were informed by the woman that she was walking on a trail south of the rest stop when the man tried to grab her. She did not know the man. 

The suspect is described as being 5'11'' or 6-feet tall with a muscular build and numerous tattoos, including a scorpion on his right forearm. 

Sheriff Mike Gormley told the Mankato Free Press that DNA samples were collected from the scene and the investigation is ongoing. 

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