Man arrested for allegedly assaulting woman who offered a ride

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Police say they have arrested a man they believe assaulted a woman offering to give him a ride in her vehicle, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Raul Arruevalle, 39, was arrested for aggravated assault, according to police. He was located in the area of East hill Way and Victor Trail, according to police.

Authorities say Arruevalle approached a woman in her car at a QuikTrip in unincorporated Norcross.

Police say he told the woman he was from out of town, and not familiar with the area. He asked her for a ride home in Duluth, and the woman agreed to help.

The woman told police that as they approached the Green Street and Eagle Terrace intersection in unincorporated Duluth, Arruevalle reached over and turned off the ignition to her car.

Police say he produced a knife and lunged at the woman, who yelled for help, got out of the car, and ran away. The victim had a small cut to her hand.

Authorities say the suspect ran away, but dropped his cell phone in the passenger's seat.