A man entered a woman’s apartment and attacked her with a knife just after 6 a.m. this morning. The attack occurred in the 4500 block of S Henderson Street.
The victim told officers her assailant is an East African male in his early twenties and that he was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and red and white tennis shoes. She does not know him. The victim told officers she fought back and believes the suspect may have been cut during the attack. At some point, the suspect ran away and the victim called 911.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of stab wounds.
Officers searched the area for the suspect and notified King County Metro Transit of the attack and the suspect’s description. Metro Transit believes the suspect boarded a bus at 46th Avenue South and South Henderson and got off at Rainier Avenue South and South McClellan. Officers are continuing their search.
Crime Scene Investigators are on scene collecting evidence. It’s not known yet how the suspect got into the woman’s apartment. While the weather has been admittedly hot, Seattle residents should take care to make sure that doors and windows are secured, even while home.
Anyone with information about this attack is urged to call 911 immediately.