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Sex Offender Arrested For Groping Woman on Capitol Hill

A group of quick-thinking bystanders helped police catch a registered sex offender Thursday evening after he groped a woman at a Capitol Hill bus stop.

The woman was waiting at a bus stop at Broadway and E. Union Street around 9:15 PM when she noticed the suspect walking past her. He suddenly approached the victim from behind and groped her. The woman began screaming, drawing the attention of several bystanders, who yelled at the suspect.

When the suspect fled northbound on Broadway, several witnesses chased after him–one on foot, another on a bike–and called police.

Witnesses were able to pin the suspect to the ground  near Broadway and Pike St, where police took him into custody.

Officers booked the 29-year-old suspect into the King County Jail for investigation of indecent liberties.