Police Release Photos Of Man Suspected In Sex Assault

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Police hope releasing photos of a suspect in an apparent sexual assault on Saturday will lead to an arrest in the case.

Police said a sexual assault occurred at about 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of 34th Street East and Chicago Avenue. When authorities arrived, a 33-year-old woman told police she was followed off a bus by a man and was then sexually assaulted by him. She told police she did not know the man.

Police released photos Wednesday morning of the man they believe is responsible in the incident. He is described as a 30 to 40-year-old black man with a thin moustache and possibly a goatee.

(credit: Minneapolis Police)

(credit: Minneapolis Police)

Authorities said at the time of the incident, he was wearing a skull or knit cap with a lighter colored design band and a dark colored puffy jacket.

On Wednesday afternoon, Crime Stoppers of Minnesota announced they are offering up to $1,000 for information. To contact Crime Stoppers, call 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), text TIP674 plus your information to 274637 (CRIMES) or go to their website and click on “Give a Tip.”

Also, anyone who can identify the man or who has information about the case is asked to call Minneapolis Police at (612) 673-2869.

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