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Fridley police seek several suspects in random attacks on joggers

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Authorities are looking for six or seven men after two joggers were injured in separate attacks along a path in Fridley Sunday afternoon.

Police tell WCCO that the victims were near East River Road and 37th Avenue NE when they were jumped by a group of men about 20 minutes apart between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

Police say the attacks weren't robbery attempts and the suspects randomly approached the joggers. One man suffered a bloody nose and the other a sore throat.

A local crime watch group says the area is normally patrolled by both Fridley police and sheriff's deputies. Stepped-up enforcement takes place during summer hours.

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