MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota Public Safety officials say the Minneapolis Police Department has a suspect in custody in connection to reports of a man grabbing females near campus.

The U of M issued a safety alert Tuesday about the reported incidents.

According to the university, the first incident happened around Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. near the U of M Recreation Center. Another incident happened around 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of 11th and University Ave. In both cases, the female victim reported having their buttocks grabbed.

Officials say they believe the incidents are related.

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