Attempted sexual assault at Seattle park

Attempted sexual assault at Seattle park

Credit: KING

A police officer looks for evidence after a woman said she was almost sexually assaulted in Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, May 6, 2013.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 6:01 PM

Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle Monday morning.

It happened around 4:00 a.m. at the park located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle Police say the alleged victim went to the East Precinct to report it.

Police say the woman stated she was walking through the park when she heard a man calling for help, saying he had been stabbed. When she went to help, he stood up and showed a knife. He then allegedly put the knife in his pocket and escorted the woman through the park.

At one point, the suspect allegedly held the woman against a tree as he attempted to pleasure himself, then pushed her to the ground.

Two men walking their dog came through the park at about that time. The dog came over and interrupted what was happening. When the two men came over to retrieve the dog, the woman used the opportunity to get up and leave with the two men.

When police returned to investigate, they found a man who matched some of the descriptions the victim gave. The woman said the man officers found was not the suspect. However, officers did find that the man was carrying a concealed sword, meat cleaver and a black Airsoft revolver. The man was arrested and booked into the King County Jail on a weapons violation.

The suspect, still on the loose, is described as white, in his 30s, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build and bad acne on his face, bad teeth and short, black hair. He was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt.

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