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Assault Suspect Arrested Near Riverfront Park

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A Mankato man faces assault charges after a reported incident Saturday night. Mankato Police were called to the 100 block of Liberty Street just before 8:00 p.m.

Officers found the apparent victim, a 49-year-old Mankato man, lying unresponsive on the sidewalk, with his fiancée sitting next to him. The woman told police that Todd Strenge assaulted her fiancée. She and Strenge had been drinking alcohol when the victim came home and asked Strenge to leave. The woman said Strenge left on a bicycle after the alleged assault. A short time later, officers found Strenge near Riverfront Park. He was arrested without incident, although he told police he was ‘defending himself'.

Strenge is in Blue Earth County Jail facing one felony charge of 3rd Degree Assault and two 5th Degree Assault charges.