The victim suffered severe facial injuries and a dislocated elbow but managed to fight off her attacker.
UPDATE: Investigators have released a sketch of the suspected assailant.
A woman was able to fight off a man who attacked her and dragged her into bushes Friday afternoon while she was walking on the Marymoor Park trail, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
The victim, a Redmond woman, was walking her dog on the trail near the 5100 block of Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast around 7 p.m. when a man jumped out of some bushes and grabbed her, according to a news release.
The man punched the woman several times and dragged her into tall grass east of the trail. The woman fought the suspect and yelled as he continued to punch her, the sheriff’s office said.
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A man walking on the trail nearby heard her yelling and went to investigate, scaring off the attacker.
The sheriff‘s office says the victim suffered serious injuries to her face and a dislocated elbow. She was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect is described as white and in his mid-40s, about 5-feet-10, with a medium build, blue eyes and possibly balding or thin hair. He was wearing a green and brown sleeveless shirt, and unknown color pants or cargo shorts.
The sheriff’s office says the attacker had a tattoo on one arm and he left his shoes at the scene of the attack. He is possibly homeless or transient, the sheriff’s office said.