Man charged with attempted sexual assault, burglary

James Nord

A man who admitted to a string of crimes this summer, including one against a University of Minnesota student, was charged Monday with attempted sexual assault, multiple counts of burglary and terroristic threats.
Michael Hill, 25, threatened a University student through a window before entering her Erie Street Southeast home June 11, according to a city of Minneapolis alert.
As the student attempted to flee, Hill grabbed her. After a scuffle in which Hill injured the student’s face, she managed to escape and Hill fled the house on foot.
At the time, police were concerned with the then-unknown Hill’s behavior because it marked an escalation over two previous instances in which he only threatened violence and sexual abuse.
Police caught Hill on July 5 after he told a woman he would shoot her baby if she didn’t take off her clothes. She first spotted him cutting through her screen with a knife, according to the alert.
The woman fled and alerted police, who found Hill walking in the area shortly after. He admitted to having an outstanding burglary warrant and police took him into custody.
During an interview with police, Hill admitted responsibility for the four cases.