Duluth police cited a Duluth firefighter involved in an altercation earlier Friday in a reported attack of a 65-year-old woman on the Duluth Traverse Trail System.

Conrad John Sunde, 48, of Duluth, was arrested and issued a citation for fifth-degree assault and having a dog off-leash.

"We are aware of an incident involving a city of Duluth employee," Noah Schuchman, the city's chief administrative officer, said. "We take these matters very seriously. Because this is a personnel matter, the city of Duluth will have no further comment at this time."

Just before noon Friday, the police department emailed a news release seeking the public's help in locating Sunde.

The assault took place shortly after 8 a.m. on the trail near 84th Avenue West in Duluth, according to the police department. The woman sustained non-life-threatening facial injuries after asking a man on his bike to leash his three dogs.

Sunde allegedly used his bike to injure the woman, police said.

This story was updated at 1:14 p.m. July 10 to include that the suspect has been located, and again at 5:20 p.m. July 10 to say the suspect had been identified and charged via citation. It was originally posted at 12:35 p.m. July 10.