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Attempted Sexual Assault in Green Lake

On December 18th at approximately 5:30 a.m. an 89-year-old woman was jogging around Green Lake.  An unknown male suspect attacked the victim, knocking her to the ground.  The victim screamed and kicked and the suspect eventually ran off.  The victim was able to flag down a passerby to call 911.

Responding officers conducted an area search however, the suspect remains at large.  The victim was not injured and declined medical attention.  There is no suspect description available.  It is unknown if this attack is related to any of the other recent attacks in or near parks.  While a connection is possible there is nothing to indicate a connection at this time.  Sexual Assault Unit detectives are actively investigating.

While Seattle parks are generally safe and free of violence, we encourage citizens to remember some guidelines regarding their personal safety when walking, jogging, bicycling, etc.  Use well-lit and well-traveled areas.  Avoid going out alone during hours of darkness.  Always carry a cell phone and a flashlight.  If possible, travel in pairs or groups.  Be ready to call 911 if you need to.  And report any suspicious activity or persons to 911.