A woman was attacked by a unknown man in West Seattle

A woman was attacked this morning in West Seattle.  Just shortly after 5:00 a.m., the victim was jogging Southbound on the East side-mid block in the 5400 block of California Av SW when the unknown suspect came out of the shadows and grabbed her.  The man grabbed the victim’s waist, pulled her down into crouch position and fondled her genital area.  The victim screamed and the suspect immediately let go and ran off Northbound and then turned East onto SW Brandon St.

The victim stated that during the attack the suspect did not say anything or react to anything she said to him. Officers arrived and canvassed the area for the suspect and any possible witnesses. 

The victim declined medics. 

Suspect’s description- Unknown race male, 5’9, wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.