The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported today that a second female runner was assaulted near Lake Phalen.
According to the story, HERE, on Monday a woman running along the lake was knocked to the ground, hit repeatedly in the face, and had her clothing grabbed at before the lone assailant fled at the approach of witnesses.
The incident may be part of a series of assaults around lake Phalen, according to the Paul Walsh story. On March 11, a woman jogging around the lake was assaulted by two men who struck her in the head, pushed her to the ground, kicked her, and stole her iPod.
Other assaults have been reported in the area in recent months.