Minneapolis police have issued an advisory after a young woman was assaulted Thursday morning as she waited for a bus in the city's Near North neighborhood.
She was waiting for the bus on the corner of 10th Avenue N. and Van White Memorial Boulevard at 6:20 a.m. when she was approached by the suspect, who grabbed her breasts and buttocks and tried to pull her away from the bus stop, police said.
The young woman kicked the suspect and ran home, police said. The suspect fled west on foot, toward Bethune Community School.
Police said the young woman had unknowingly arrived late at her bus stop. "After waiting a few minutes and not seeing anyone else, she realized that she had missed her bus," police said in the advisory.
She described the suspect as wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and pulled very tight. She did not see the suspect's face or detect his race or other distinguishing characteristics, police said.
In the advisory, police suggested that people be "alert to your surroundings at all times" and wait for buses in groups.
They did not say if the young woman was waiting for a school or public bus.
"Make sure that the entire group gets on the bus. Know the people who ride your school bus. Alert the bus driver if someone is left behind. Tell the bus driver about anyone you have concerns about and why you have those concerns," police said in the advisory.
A personal safety workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the 4th Precinct headquarters, police added.