Detectives are looking for man who attacked a woman in North Seattle

A woman fought with a man who grabbed her and pulled her into some bushes. Last night at approximately 7:00 p.m., the victim was walking home from the Northgate Mall area when she was jumped by an unknown male near 1st NE and NE 117th and pulled into a weeded area. The victim fought with the man as he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect finally ended the ordeal by running away.

The victim managed to walk home where her roommate called police. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Detectives from the Special Assault Unit responded to the scene. An area check for the suspect was negative.

The suspect description:

  •  White male 20-30 years old
  •  Very short (buzz-cut), light colored hair
  •  Medium height and thin build
  •  The victim described him as looking “methy” with very bad teeth, sunken eyes and a wiry build. 

This is an open and active investigation. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.