West Fargo police arrest man after boy says he was grabbed
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.