Woman attacked on Tiger Mountain Trail

May 4, 2010

By Staff

Police said a man armed with a Taser or stun gun attacked a woman on Tiger Mountain Trail, just outside of Issaquah, on April 24.

The woman, a 24-year-old Seattle resident and a state Department of Natural Resources employee, fought off her attacker and escaped with only minor injuries. Police did not catch the suspect.

The woman said a man in running attire accosted her as she worked about 100 yards up the trail at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The man approached her, engaged in small talk and when she turned around he grabbed her, shocked her with the device and pushed her to ground.

The woman fought him off and then ran down the trail until she reached other workers. She had been working with the Washington Conservation Corps, a state Department of Ecology program set up to develop trails and restore natural areas.

Police described the suspect as a clean-shaven white man in his mid-40s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 to 165 pounds, with gray or white hair. He wore a hoodless, gray pullover sweatshirt with a coarse weave; black, Spandex running pants; a white mock-turtleneck; light-colored running shoes; and black gloves with Velcro closures.

Police ask for anyone who hiked on Tiger Mountain on April 24, or who recognizes the description of the suspect, to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or 911.

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5 Responses to “Woman attacked on Tiger Mountain Trail”

  1. Have You Seen This Crazy Man? Hiker Attacked by Man with Taser at Backcountry.com: The Goat on May 5th, 2010 6:40 am

    […] 24-year-old Seattle woman was accosted about 100 yards up Tiger Mountain Trail near Issaquah, Washington. He ‘engaged in small […]

  2. Have You Seen This Crazy Man? Hiker Attacked by Man with Taser on May 5th, 2010 7:52 am

    […] 24-year-old Seattle woman was accosted about 100 yards up Tiger Mountain Trail near Issaquah, Washington. He ‘engaged in small […]

  3. Moira Dunn on May 5th, 2010 8:45 am

    Lacking in information as to where this trail is exactly and safty tips for hikers who may come across this kind of threat. What can be done to keep trails safe and avoid potential life threatening encounters. Please keep us updated in a timely manner as to progress in the case.

  4. Linda Vanderwall on May 5th, 2010 7:41 pm

    There are many of us who hike up there during the week and weekends by ourselves and now that this has happened many, I believe, do not feel safe going by themselves or go at all. I would like to try to put together a network so when a woman wants to go, she can find out if anyone else is going and she can tag along. Can you give me any suggestions on how to help women of the area feel safe about hiking Tiger Mountain?

  5. Seattle woman attacked at Tiger Mountain | Daily Hiker on May 6th, 2010 9:48 am

    […] and working with a sketch artist, the woman described her attacker. According to an article in the Issaquah Press, the attacker is described as “a clean-shaven white man in his mid-40s, about 5 feet, 8 […]

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