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Woman assaulted in Lincoln Park, suspect arrested

On January 25th at approximately 3:50 p.m. a 27-year-old female was jogging on the waterfront trail in Lincoln Park (8000 block of Fauntleroy Way SW) when an unknown male suspect ran up behind her and attempted to tackle her by throwing his arms around her legs.  The victim was able to break free and get away.  She was not injured in the assault. 

The suspect fled eastbound through the park.  Responding officers apprehended the suspect as he attempted to cross Fauntleroy Way SW. 

The victim positively identified the 46-year-old male suspect, who was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for misdemeanor assault.  

Sexual Assault Unit detectives are handling the follow up investigation.  It it unknown at this time if this suspect is responsible for any other attacks.