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Detectives Investigating Sexual Assault Near UW Campus

Sexual Assault Unit detectives are investigating an early-morning attack on a woman near the University of Washington campus.

The woman told police she was walking north on 16th Avenue and NE 52nd Street around 2 am this morning, when a man passed her on the sidewalk. The man then grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground, and sexually assaulted her.

The woman described the suspect as a white male, 6’3, 21-22 years old with short dark hair and stubble, wearing a purple Washington hoodie and blue jeans.

If you have any information about the suspect or the attack, please call 911 or contact the Seattle Police Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.  Anonymous tips are welcome.