By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Police say they’ve arrested a man who violently assaulted a woman and fled from officers in Fargo.

Authorities say an officer approached a vehicle he had stopped for a traffic violation when a male passenger started beating the female driver, pinned her down and got behind the wheel around midnight Tuesday.

KFGO reports the man then fled at a high rate of speed.

A short time later, officers found the vehicle abandoned and located the victim.

The man who had fled on foot was found several blocks away and was arrested.

The 32-year-old man is being held on possible charges felony reckless endangerment, fleeing, simple assault and refusing to halt.

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