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Published September 13, 2012, 03:00 PM

Moorhead Police investigating downtown assault

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - The Moorhead Police Department is investigating a reported physical/sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 6th.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - The Moorhead Police Department is investigating a reported physical/sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 6th.

The assault happened shortly after 4 AM near 5th Street and Main Avenue.

An adult female victim was confronted by a male while she was exiting her parked car. The male violently struck the female in the face multiple times prior to sexually assaulting her. The victim did not know the assailant.

The investigation has been on-going. A Moorhead business has recently released surveillance footage of a person of interest. The male in the surveillance video was reported to be wearing a unique all black outfit. He is observed smoking and wearing a neck chain. After the assault, the male reportedly chased the female on foot when she fled the scene. The female ran into traffic on Main Avenue and was able to stop a vehicle and receive assistance.

The Moorhead Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest in this case. Anyone with information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact Red River Regional Dispatch at (701)-451-7660 and ask to speak to an on-duty Moorhead Police Supervisor.

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