A 26-year-old man was arrested in South Seattle Monday night for the kidnapping and attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl.
A witness saw the girl running out of the woods and screaming for help in the 8800 block 7 Avenue South. He spotted the suspect running away and called 911 with a detailed description. Responding officers were able to quickly find the suspect near the scene and arrest him.
The girl had asked for directions to the library when the suspect dragged her into a wooded area. Police say he reportedly threatened to rape the girl if she didn't have sex with him.