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Fargo police arrest man for attempted sexual assault

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Fargo police arrest man for attempted sexual assault
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FARGO - Police arrested a 33-year-old Fargo man Wednesday after he allegedly held a knife to a woman's neck and tried to sexually assault her as they were walking to a convenience store.

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Jeremy Bentzin, who lists his address as the Gladys Ray Shelter at 1519 1st Ave. S. in Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of attempted gross sexual imposition, terrorizing, resisting a police officer and on a city of Wahpeton warrant, Sgt. Ross Renner said.

Bentzin and the alleged victim are acquaintances, Renner said. The two were walking from the shelter to a convenience store when Bentzin allegedly held a knife to her neck, forced her to the ground, tried to remove her pants and made threats, Renner said.

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in the incident, which was reported at 8:30 p.m., he said.

Bentzin is being held in the Cass County Jail.

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