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Detroit — Police are searching for a man who broke into a home on the city's east side and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy, officials said.

Officers at about 3:36 a.m. Friday received a call reporting a home invasion and sexual assault of a minor in the 5700 block of Beaconsfield near East Outer Drive.

The man was armed, police said.

Officials said they didn't have any more details at this time.

Anyone with information about the attack should call the Detroit Police Department's Special Victims Unit at (313) 596-5889.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez

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