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Man arrested after suspicious activity near middle school

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- A 66-year-old Willmar man is in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and assault after he allegedly approached three young girls Monday afternoon.

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According to Willmar Police Sgt. Michael Markkanen, police received a call around 3:05 p.m. Monday regarding a suspicious man in a vehicle along the 400 block of 11th Avenue Southeast, near the north side of Willmar Middle School.

Upon investigating the call, officers learned the same man later approached two 11-year-old girls and 12-year-old girl along the 600 block of Becker Avenue Southeast. He allegedly made physical contact with them.

One of the girls was able to run away and contact a parent.

Officers were able to identify the man and he was subsequently arrested. None of the girls required medical assistance.

A police investigation was continuing as of 9:45 p.m. Monday.

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