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Naked man tackles female student on Centennial Trail

Feb. 10, 2017 Updated Fri., Feb. 10, 2017 at 5:07 p.m.

A naked man tackled a student as she was running on the Centennial Trail near the Jundt Art Center on the Gonzaga University campus around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The woman told police that the man grabbed her, wrapped her in a blanket, threw her to the ground and lay on top of her, according to a Spokane Police Department news release. The woman was able to get away and call for the help.

The naked man, identified as 45-year-old James G. Jenness, was found on the bank of the Spokane River south of the Jundt Art Center. He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment and banned from campus.

The woman is a local student but is not a student at Gonzaga University, said Gonzaga spokesman Pete Tormey.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

This story has been corrected from an earlier version that incorrectly identified the woman as a Gonzaga University student.

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