UPDATED: Police Seek Man Suspected of Exposing Himself, Attacking Women in Uptown Neighborhood

Update 8/1, 7:20 pm:

Today police arrested the man pictured in this post in connection with an assault in the Uptown neighborhood on July 18th.

Police patrolling Downtown arrested the 35-year-old suspect for a hate crime with a felony-level assault and booked him into King County Jail.

Detectives will continue to investigate the other reported cases, and are still seeking any information about unreported incidents. If you believe you may have information about this suspect, or an unreported incident of assault, harassment or other threatening behavior, please contact the Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.


Original Post:

Police are searching for a man suspected of attacking or exposing himself to at least a half-dozen women last week in the Uptown neighborhood.

Between July 18th and 24th, police received multiple reports that a man had exposed himself and made biased and threatening statements to the women, and injured one woman’s service dog. Several incidents were not reported to police until days later, when the victims saw similar reports on social media. The incidents all happened between 9:30 in the morning and 11:15 at night.

Victims have described the suspect as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 5’9, with short black hair, sometimes seen wearing a black shirt, tan cargo pants, and carrying two white plastic bags and a red backpack. 

Sexual Assault Unit detectives are investigating and are seeking information about any unreported cases or leads on the suspect’s identity. If you believe you may have information about this suspect, or an unreported incident of assault, harassment or other threatening behavior, please contact the Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.