Detectives investigating after sexual assault in Delridge area

SEATTLE — Seattle police are looking for a male suspect whom they say sexually assaulted a woman in West Seattle on Monday evening around 6 p.m.

Linsey, a neighbor in the Delridge area where it happened, said she heard the woman screaming.

“The woman was on the ground at the corner over there and my neighbor came out and see what she needed, give her a blanket,” Linsey said. The victim was taken to the hospital.

“I feel terrible for that woman,” she said. “It breaks my heart to think that people can’t walk safely in this neighborhood.”

Police and a K-9 team searched the area looking for the suspect but have not found him yet. The man they are looking for was seen in the area wearing a black Air Jordan hooded sweatshirt, a yellow medical mask, black athletic shorts and slide sandals.

Linsey said the neighbors here are frustrated because crime here has gotten significantly worse over the past year.

“A guy was murdered in the woods and now a woman has been raped in the woods,” she said. “I don’t know what we can do, we’ve held community meetings, we’ve met with the cops, we’ve — I don’t know what more needs to happen.”

Linsey said she and the other neighbors here feel like Seattle police have left this neighborhood to fend for itself.

“When we talk to them, they say their hands are tied, that it’s low staffing,” she said. “We’re really frustrated and angry. That should not have happened.”

KIRO 7 did reach out to SPD asking for specifics about this area and was told it would provide a response tomorrow.

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