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Man arrested for attacking woman on popular McAllen trail

McAllen's Bicentennial Avenue Trail is popular with runners and bicyclists

A man is behind bars after being accused of attacking a woman on a popular hike & bike trail in McAllen.

McAllen police arrested 17-year-old Antonio Martinez on a Class C assault charge on Tuesday.

Martinez is accused of attacking a woman on a bicycle on the 6200 block of North 17th Street on Monday afternoon.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the teen tried talking to a woman riding a bicycle and then attacked when she tried leaving.

Full details were not immediately available but police were able to identify Martinez as the suspect.

Investigators said the 17-year-old was taken into custody off North 10th Street and Cardinal Avenue.

Martinez remains in custody at the McAllen City Jail where he is waiting to appear before a judge.

Tonight at 10 p.m., our Ryan Wolf speaks exclusively with police about this arrest and if it is connected to another case reported over the weekend.

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