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Gainesville man accused of attacking employee outside City Hall

Duan Freeman is charged with attempted sexual battery.

Gainesville police have arrested a man accused of attacking a city employee outside of City Hall Wednesday morning.

Duan DeShawn Freeman, 33, of Gainesville is charged with attempted sexual battery.

Officer Ben Tobias said the suspect grabbed the woman near the north side of the building around 7:30 a.m., pushed her to the ground and tried to remove her clothes.

The woman fought back and screamed, drawing other people to the area.

The man ran away but his image was caught on security footage. Police say the victim later identified Freeman as the man who attacked her.

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