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Woman Assaulted in Carkeek Park, suspect at large

  On October 10th at approximately 8:26 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a woman assaulted in the 800 block of Northwest Carkeek Park Road.  Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult female was jogging in Carkeek Park.  She ran past the suspect who was sitting on a bench.  About 15 minutes later she passed by him again on her way back.   The suspect then attacked the victim from behind, putting her in a neck hold.  A serious struggle ensued.  The victim was able to fight the suspect off however, she did sustain abrasions to the right side of her neck, a scratch under her chin, and scrapes on her lower legs.  She was treated by fire department personnel at the scene and released.

The suspect was gone upon the officers’ arrival and remains at large.  He was last seen walking away from the park eastbound on NW 110th Place from 4th Avenue NW.  

The suspect is described as a Native American male in his 20’s, approximately 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 250 pounds, with long black hair that goes down his back.  He was last seen wearing a brown long sleeve shirt with a black short sleeve shirt over it, dark pants, and carrying a lime green water bottle.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 and refer to this incident.  Anonymous calls are welcome.