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Forum staff reports, Published February 16 2012

Pelican Rapids police seeking man in assault on officer

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a police officer here Thursday.

The officer was in stable condition and recovering from minor injuries at the Lake Region Healthcare hospital in Fergus Falls on Thursday night.

The officer was attacked by the suspect after trying to arrest him around 6 p.m., according to Pelican Rapids police.

The police would not say what the officer was attempting to arrest the man for, or where the incident happened. The suspect is described as a white male between 25 and 35 years old. He is about 6 feet tall.

The man is not considered a threat to the public.