A woman running at Green Lake around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning was attacked by an unknown man who tried to drag her into some nearby bushes, police say. She was able to get free from him, and a man on a bike saw the suspect and chased him.
The suspect was able to get away, and the man on the bike returned to talk to the victim, who told him she was ok and would finish her run. The man on the bike then left.
However, with more similar-sounding incidents in the north end, police are very eager to talk him to see if he got a good look or remembers any suspect details that could help them determine if the cases are linked or, of course, catch the suspect.
If you are the person who chased the suspect or have any other information, contact the detective at Ed.Garcia@Seattle.gov or 684-5575.
A woman running around Green Lake early this morning reported being attacked by an unknown male who attempted to pull her into the bushes. The victim was able to fight off her attacker and the incident was reported to police at 6:45 am.
At approximately 6:30 am a woman was running around the the outer jogging path along Green Lake. She stated that an unknown man grabbed her near Wallingford Avenue North and Green Lake Drive North and tried to pull her into the bushes. The woman was able to break free of the suspect and he took off running northbound. Reportedly, a bicyclist in the area saw the suspect running and attempted to follow the suspect. The bicyclist lost sight of the suspect in a residential area and gave up the chase. The bicyclist never returned to the scene.
Officers arrived quickly after the 911 call came in, but unfortunately there was about a 15 minute delay from the time of the attack to when it was reported. Officers contacted the victim, who, although shaken up, was not injured and declined medical attention. Officers conducted a thorough area check but did not locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his twenties, 5’7″-5’8″ tall, medium build, short brown hair, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket, and dark pants. He was last reported running northbound from the location.