Seattle suspect caught after Tacoma attack
Police arrested a Seattle man on suspicion of rape and robbery after an attack Friday night in Tacoma’s South End.
A driver stopped around 11 p.m. to pick up a 27-year-old woman walking in the 7200 block of Pacific Avenue South, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. The pedestrian told the driver she needed a ride home to Federal Way.
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Once in the car, the man pressured the woman for money, then pulled her into the back seat and sexually assaulted her, Cool said.
Breaking free, the woman ran to a fire station and told authorities about the attack.
A traffic stop on Yakima Avenue soon nabbed a 30-year-old man, who was booked into the Pierce County Jail. The News Tribune typically does not identify suspects until they are formally charged with a crime.