South Seattle

Woman choked, left unconscious in seemingly random attack

SEATTLE -- A woman was choked and left unconscious by two men in an apparently random attack outside her Beacon Hill home early last Thursday, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victim was walking home sometime before 3 a.m. When she reached her gate in the 3000 block of South Hudson Street, she was grabbed from behind by a man who started to choke her, according to the police report for the incident.

The victim later told officers she struggled to get free and a second man started choking her. She said she was afraid she would die during the attack.

According to the report, the victim eventually lost consciousness and woke up on the ground alone some time later.

The victim told officers she was not sexually assaulted and doesn't believe anything was stolen.

Because of the sudden nature of the attack and the victim's extreme surprise, she was unable to give officers a good description of the men, neither of whom she knew, according to the report.

The victim was taken to the hospital for cuts to her face, neck and head and pain in her chest, neck and back.

According to the report, officers decided not to use police dogs to search for the attackers because of the time that had passed since the attack and the lack of information about the men.