Man tries to pull Green Lake jogger into bushes

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SEATTLE —

A woman running around Green Lake early Monday morning said she was attacked by a man who tried to pull her into the bushes.

 

Police said the woman was running around the outer jogging path when a man grabbed her near Wallingford Avenue North and Green Lake Drive North and tried to pull her into some brush.

 

The woman was able to break free and the attacker ran northbound. 

 

A bicyclist in the area reportedly saw the man running and tried to follow him, but lost sight of the man in a residential area and gave up the chase.

 

Police said the bicyclist never returned to the area.

 

Police said the victim reported the incident to police at 6:45 a.m., about 15 minutes after the attack.  Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

 

The woman was not injured.

 

The attacker is described as white, possibly in his 20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium build and short brown hair. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket and dark pants.  He was last seen running northbound from the scene of the attack.