Woman jumps out 3rd floor window to escape ex

Woman jumps out 3rd floor window to escape ex »Play Video
TUKWILA -- A King County woman says she was so desperate to get away from an abuser that she jumped out of a third story window.

She was seriously injured and rushed to Harborview Medical Center, but was expected to survive.

Neighbors say the woman was hiding at an apartment complex in the 3700 block of S. 152nd Street in Tukwila Sunday evening. They said she didn’t live there, but did know someone there.

That friend found her hiding in the building laundry room, already with a black eye, the friend said. She took woman to her apartment to hide.

A neighbor across the street said he believed someone called the ex-boyfriend and told him where the woman was hiding. A short time later, he said he heard screaming and then the woman went out the third story window.

Police say the woman told detectives she jumped out the window to get away from him. They have not given any other details about the incident. They are still looking for the ex-boyfriend for questioning.