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Woman reports confrontation

The Cloquet Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue West Tuesday afternoon, near First Lake, for a report of an attempted sexual assault.

According to a police report, a driver reported being flagged down by a 69-year-old woman who said a man approached her while walking, “brandished some type of weapon, a handgun or replica gun, pulled down his pants, and demanded a sexual act.”

The man fled on foot from the scene into a nearby woods and swamp area, leaving behind a bicycle, the report said.

Officers from multiple agencies established a perimeter around the area. A K-9...