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Snohomish woman attacked while walking to work
May 06, 2017
This report was first published May 4th in the Breaking News column
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(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- A woman walking to work early Wednesday morning bravely fought off and escaped from a man who grabbed her and tried to sexually assault her once he got the woman on the ground.
Snohomish Police say the 22-year old woman reported that she was walking to work just after 3:00 am Wednesday morning in the 1900 block of Bickford Avenue when a man grabbed her, "pulled her down to the ground, pulled off her pants and underwear, and started to assault her," according to a police statement.
The woman fought back, kicking the man in the face during the fight and was able to break free and run away. The man attempted to follow her until she lost him. The woman flagged down a passing vehicle around 3:20 am to use the driver’s cell phone to call 911. She suffered minor injuries.
She described her attacker to police as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s , 5’7”, average build, short hair and stubble on his face, wearing a gray or tan plaid jacket, brown pants or jeans, and last seen traveling on foot southbound on Bickford Avenue.
See police artist rendering of suspect at above right.
Police conducted an extensive search of the area by foot patrol and K9 units but were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives are investigating. Anyone who may know the identity of the suspect or has information about this incident should call 911.