Minneapolis police asking for help in identifying suspect in attempted kidnappings

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The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for help in identifying an attempted kidnapping suspect.

In a press conference Thursday, Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder said that an attempted kidnapping of a woman sitting in her car in a Dinkytown neighborhood occurred on Tuesday.

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Elder says that the woman fought off the attacker who then fled.

The attacker is described as a "30 to 40-year-old white male wearing a hoodie and dark pants with a possible beard."

Police believe that this suspect is responsible for similar assaults in the city since 2018.

If you have information that may be helpful to the investigation, you're asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department at 612-692-TIPS or Crimestoppers.