Detectives investigating sexual assault on Broadway

On December 11th at approximately 5:55 am,  East Precinct officers responded to a call of a sexual assault in a parking garage located in the 600 Block of Broadway Avenue.  Officers arrived and contacted the female victim, who stated that she had been attacked by an unknown male sometime between 5:30 and 5:45 am.  The suspect is described as an unknown age dark skinned black male, 6′ tall, with a muscular build.  He was wearing a grey sweatshirt (hoodie) with the hood up.  He was also wearing a dark ski mask and black, lace up boots.  The suspect implied that he had a gun.  The suspect then fled the area after the attack. 

The victim was transported to the hospital where she is receiving medical treatment.  Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit and the CSI Unit responded to the scene to investigate and search for evidence.  This is an active and on-going investigation.  If/when any surveillance footage or a suspect sketch becomes available, we will release this material publicly.

While there is nothing that the victim could have done differently to prevent this crime, we ask citizen to continue to be aware of their surroundings at all times, to be aware of their surroundings and to trust their instincts.  If  a situations doesn’t seem right, remove yourself from it immediately.  Report ALL suspicious activity to 911.  For additional personal safety measures, please visit our Safety and Prevention page at seattle.gov/police.