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92-year-old woman assaulted in Duluth home invasion, robbery, man arrested

DULUTH, MN -- Police say a 92-year-old woman was assaulted by a man she didn't know during a home invasion and robbery in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

According to the Duluth Police Department, Jordan Olson, 35, has been arrested and charged in connection to the crime.

According to court documents, police responded to a home on the 700 block of North 20th Avenue West around 4 p.m.

Police say the 92-year-old resident came downstairs and saw Olson, who she didn't know.

The victim told Olson to leave but, according to court documents, he instead went to the kitchen and got a glass of water.

Olson then returned to the entryway, came up behind the victim, wrapped his arm around her, and threw her to the ground.

The victim told authorities she bit Olson in the arm.

Once she was on the floor, Olson allegedly went to the glass door in the living room and tried to shut the blinds.

While he was doing that, the victim activated her Life Alert.

When the Life Alert dispatcher began speaking to the victim through the intercom, Olson ran.

Police used two K-9s and found Olson in the woods about 100 yards from the victim's home.

He was arrested and is currently being held at the St. Louis County Jail on two 1st Degree Burglary charges.

Officers found a small bag of what appeared to be meth inside a shirt left on the victim's porch.

Police were not immediately able to share how badly the victim was hurt or if she was taken to the hospital.

Olson appears to have a lengthy criminal history.

A felony warrant was issued for Olson's arrest on Friday, one day before the home invasion. He allegedly violated his supervised release for another pending criminal court case.

Olson also has previous felony convictions in Minnesota for 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, 2nd Degree Aggravated Robbery, 3rd Degree Assault, and a gross misdemeanor conviction for 5th Degree Assault.

"Duluth Police Officers have repeatedly done their job to protect the public and to hold violent offenders like Jordan Olson accountable. It is unfortunate that despite his history of violent crime and recidivism, Olson has been allowed time and again to victimize our community," the Duluth Police union shared in a post on its Facebook page.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Briggs LeSavage

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