Suspect description released in attempted rape in Bemidji

Bemidji, Minn. (Valley News Live) The Bemidji Police Department has now released the suspect's description in an attempted rape/assault.

Police say the suspect is described as a man with dark hair, about 5'9", who was wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The incident happened on Sunday, Aug. 11 in the 1500 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

A friend of the victim says the man came up to the victim from behind and covered her eyes with his hands, and then attempted to rape her.

The woman was able to get away.

Valley News Live first reported this story and talked with people in the community who say they are now concerned for their safety.

We have the original story on this attempted assault attached to the 'related links' section of this story.