Crime

Police: Rainier Beach Teen Attacked While Walking to Bus Stop

RAINIER BEACH – A 14-year old girl says she was assaulted this morning as she walked to a Rainier Valley bus stop.

Police say it was about 7 am when the student was assaulted by a man while walking in the 9800 block of 62nd Avenue South near Waters Avenue South.

“The victim stated that the suspect grabbed (upper shoulders area) her from behind and she screamed for him to let her go,” wrote Seattle Police Department spokesperson Renee Witt. “The victim continued to struggle and scream until a truck backed out of a nearby driveway. The suspect then let go and fled eastbound on S. Ryan St.”

The victim was uninjured, and an area check proved unsuccessful.

According to police, the suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 21 years-old, 5-feet 9-inches tall, 145-lbs, with slim build, short black hair and dark complexion. He wore a cloth covering his face below the eyes and black cloth gloves.