Central District

Police: Stranger forces his way into woman's apartment

SEATTLE -- A stranger burst into a Central District apartment where a woman and her young son were preparing for dinner and attacked the woman Monday night, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the victim was cooking inside her apartment in the 700 block of 26th Avenue around 8:15 p.m. when she heard a knock on the door.

The victim's son ran to the door and unlocked the deadbolt, and the man on the other side immediately started trying to force his way in, according to police.

The man was reportedly able to break through the door's second lock and get into the apartment, where he grabbed the victim.

According to police, the victim was able to get away, grab her son and run to a neighbor's house to call 911.

During the incident, another woman walked by the apartment, heard the commotion, and asked what was going on.

The man reportedly told the woman, "It was an accident," before running off.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a minor wrist injury.