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Police Seek Woman Who Assaulted Child at Community Center

Seattle police are searching for a woman who showed up intoxicated at a Ballard community center and assaulted a young child after she was confronted by staff members.

Around 4 pm on July 16th, the woman–described as a white female in her 50s, approximately 5’8, with short blonde hair, dressed in all black–walked into the community center near Northwest 60th Street and 28th Avenue Northwest and attempted to enter a restricted area.

Staff members confronted the woman, who became agitated and walked toward the exit. On her way out the door, the woman shoved a four-year-old girl to the ground.

The four-year-old sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene, but were unable to locate the suspect.

SPD officers are following up on leads in the case and are actively searching for the suspect.