Seattle police say a female jogger reported being attacked by an unknown suspect this morning while jogging around Green Lake. The attack occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. According to SPD Detective Mark Jamieson, the victim was able to fight off her attacker before reporting the situation to police.
According to police, the suspect - who is described as a "white male, possibly in his twenties, 5'7?-5'8? tall, medium build, short brown hair, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket, and dark pants" - attempted to pull the jogger into the bushes, but his attempts were thwarted. The suspect then took off running northbound. Police say a bicyclists briefly chased the suspect, but lost sight of him in a nearby residential area.
Officers arrived quickly after the 911 call came in, but unfortunately there was about a 15 minute delay from the time of the attack to when it was reported. Officers contacted the victim, who, although shaken up, was not injured and declined medical attention. Officers conducted a thorough area check but did not locate the suspect.
As mentioned, the suspect was last seen running northbound.