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Bellevue woman escapes attacker

A sketch of the man police say attempted to attack a woman Friday night in Bellevue. - Courtesy Photo, Bellevue Police Department
A sketch of the man police say attempted to attack a woman Friday night in Bellevue.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo, Bellevue Police Department

Police are searching for a man who attempted to attack a 23-year-old Bellevue woman Friday night.

At 11:30 p.m. that night a woman exited a bus at Lakemont Boulevard and Newport Way. Police said a man quickly took the stop and began to follow the woman on foot. He then grabbed her from behind and attempted to drag her way. She resisted, but the man punched her several times in the face and knocked her down.

Police said the woman was able to get to her pepper spray and use it on the suspect, causing him to flee the scene.

A K-9 track was unsuccessful in locating the suspect. There was no surveillance camera in the bus.

Both the victim and th bus driver described the suspect as a noticeably pale, white man in his mid-twenties, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, thin build, with a shaved head, thin mustache. He was seen wearing a white polo shirt with brown horizontal stripes and baggy blue jeans.

Police urge anyone who recognizes the suspect to call 911.

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