Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  A Rochester man is accused of a pouring bleach on his girlfriend during a violent assault.

Being sought is 28-year-old Ricky Ellis.

Police were contacted Saturday by the woman after Ellis had left her residence. She told officers Ellis repeatedly hit her. At one point, he was holding her to the ground and poured bleach all over her body. The woman was able to get away and take a shower. She told police some of the bleach got into her eyes.

The woman says Ellis also threatened her with a knife before he left.

Breaking news:  A “soft” lockdown was reported Monday morning at two area schools.

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