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West Fargo police arrest man after boy says he was grabbed

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Fargo,North Dakota 58102
West Fargo police arrest man after boy says he was grabbed
Fargo North Dakota 101 5th Street North 58102

West Fargo police investigating a boy's claim that a man grabbed him Monday afternoon have arrested a man whom police say matched the description given by the boy.

Police responded to a report of an adult male grabbing an 11-year-old boy at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near 13th Avenue South and Ninth Street East.

According to a news release:

The boy and a friend had approached the man, who appeared to be having problems with a bicycle.

The man grabbed one of the boys, but the boy was able to break free and contact the police.

Officers dispatched to the area saw a man who matched the description.

The man, identified as Talib Rasoul, 31, of West Fargo, struggled with officers and was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and assault on a police officer, the news release said. He is being held at the Cass County Jail.

The investigation continues into the alleged contact with the boy.