Sex Offender Accused Of Seattle Hospital Attack

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a rapist who failed to register as a sex offender after his release from prison attacked a woman in a restroom at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Police say the 38-year-old man was strangling the 60-year-old woman in a stall when a friend heard her cries for help and pulled the attacker off. The suspect was held by hospital staff and officers who happened to be in the hospital.

The suspect is a transient who appeared to be intoxicated. He’s jailed for investigation of assault.

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