Man attacks woman in Central District apartment

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The woman now faces charges after alleged threats.
SEATTLE —

Seattle police said a man burst in and attacked a woman in her Central District apartment Monday night.

About 8:15 p.m., the woman was cooking in her apartment in the 700 block 26th Avenue when someone knocked on her door.

When her young son ran to the door and unlocked the deadbolt, a man began trying to force his way inside.

Police said the man broke a second lock on the door, burst inside the home and grabbed the woman.

She was able break free from the man, grab her son and run to a neighbor’s house, where she called 911.

Police said during the attack, another woman walked by the victim’s home, heard the commotion inside, approached the door and asked what was going on. The attacker told the witness it “was an accident” before he fled.

Officers said they recovered several pieces of evidence at the scene, including clothing and other items.

The victim told officers her attacker was a Hispanic or Middle Eastern man in his 20s-30s, tall, with a slim build and light facial hair.

The victim received a minor injury to her wrist during the attack and was taken to Harborview for treatment.