Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday in connection with Monday's alleged sexual assault at a north Minneapolis bus stop.
A woman told police she was waiting for the bus at about 8:45 a.m. on Monday near the intersection of Fremont Ave. N. and 39th Ave. N. when a stranger crept up behind her, showed a handgun and demanded money.
When she told him she didn't have any money, he forced her at gunpoint into a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her between two garages, she said.
Police spokesman Jesse Garcia said the man eventually released the woman, and she flagged down a passing motorist when she got back to the street.
"That's a well traveled area and for this guy to do that openly at that time, that's pretty brazen," Garcia said.
Garcia said the juvenile confessed to the assault during an interview with investigators. The suspect is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center pending charges.