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MINNEAPOLIS -Surveillance photos released by Minneapolis Police have led to the arrest of a suspect in a recent sexual assault.

Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) arrested the man Thursday morning after connecting him to a December 8 stranger sexual assault on the city's south side.

Just after 3 a.m. that morningsquads responded to a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the area of 34th Street East and Chicago Avenue South. The 33-year-old female victim told officers she had been followed off of a bus and then sexually assaulted by a male stranger.

Sex Crimes Unit Lieutenant Nancy Dunlapsays the release of surveillance photos from a Metro Transit bus Wednesday generated immediate tips that led investigators to a home on the 500 block of Oliver Avenue North Thursday morning.

Once there, they arrested the 43-year-old suspect on an outstanding Ramsey County warrant.

He remains in jail booked on probable cause sexual assault.