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October 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Woman attacked while jogging Thursday in Interlaken Park

Seattle police are searching for a man who choked a woman until she blacked out in Interlaken Park on Thursday afternoon. The woman survived the attack, according to police.

Police said the 44-year-old woman was jogging on Interlaken Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. when the man attacked her, putting her in a carotid chokehold from behind.

The victim and the suspect fell to the ground as they struggled, police said. The two rolled down an embankment while the man continued to choke the woman.

During the attack the woman briefly blacked out, police said.

When she regained consciousness the man was gone, according to police. But when she climbed back up the embankment, she saw a man walking away very quickly, and the woman told police she believed the man was the attacker, officers said in an incident report released Friday morning.

The woman told police the man didn’t say anything to her during the attack.

Police said the woman was not sexually assaulted and nothing was stolen.

 

The woman said she saw a second man staring at her, but wasn’t sure if he was involved, police said.

The victim flagged down a passerby and used his cellphone to dial 911.

The woman was only able to provide police with a vague description of the attacker.

 

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