February 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM
Woman attacked while running around Green Lake this morning
A woman who was running around the outside loop at Seattle’s Green Lake was attacked this morning, according to Seattle police.
The woman said a man grabbed her while she was near East Green Lake Drive North and Wallingford Avenue around 6:30 a.m. She told officers the man tried to pull her under some bushes.
“The woman was able to break free,” said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
A bicyclist chased the attacker, but lost him. The bicyclist is believed to have called for help, but took off before police arrived, Jamieson said.
The runner was not hurt, police said.
The attacker is described as a white male possibly in his 20s, 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8 with short brown hair and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket and black pants.
Officers are looking for the attacker but would also like to speak with the bicyclist to get a description of the man he chased away, Jamieson said.
Police say this incident does not appear to be related to an attempted abduction on Sunday in the Greenwood neighborhood.
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