Assault reported at rest area – Click here for details
A woman from Texas reported being assaulted near the eastbound rest area on I-90 near Blue Earth.
The report came in at 4:12 p.m. on Friday, July 27.
The 43-year-old woman from Corpus Christi, Texas, stated she had been walking on the trail south of the rest stop (towards the city of Blue Earth) when she encountered an unknown male who attempted to grab her, according to a report from the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman was able to fight off the male and return to the rest area and call 911.
The male was described as 5-feet-11 or 6-feet tall with a muscular build. He had numerous tattoos with one being a scorpion on his right forearm.
The area was searched by the K-9 unit and from the air by the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.
The suspect has not been located at this time and the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office.
The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Blue Earth, Fairmont and Winnebago police departments and the Minnesota State Patrol.