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Woman assaulted Friday night near Northgate Mall

February 9th, 2013 · 10 Comments

Update: Police say the location of the assault was First Avenue Northeast and Northeast 117th Street.


A woman walking home from the Northgate Mall area was dragged into nearby bushes and sexually assaulted about 7 p.m. Friday, police say.

The suspect description:

• White male 20-30 years old

• Very short (buzz-cut), light colored hair

• Medium height and thin build

• The victim described him as looking “methy” with very bad teeth, sunken eyes and a wiry build.

The victim managed to walk home, where her roommate called police. She was treated at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The investigation is open; anyone with information is asked to call 911.

We’ve asked the police for a better location for the assault.

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