4/16/2014

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Police: 'Nice-looking young man' attacks librarian

SEATTLE -- A Central District library employee was attacked by a 'nice-looking young man' who had rented out a conference room for a religious meeting and then refused to leave at closing time, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the man came into the Douglass-Truth Library and checked out a conference room for a religious meeting Monday.

When two library employees later went to tell him the library was closing, the man repeatedly refused to leave, according to the report. Instead, he walked toward one of the employees, who was standing in the doorway, and reportedly slammed the door on her, catching her between the door and the frame.

The employee later told officers she was shocked by the man's unexpected violence because he did not appear intoxicated, was dressed well and appeared to be a "nice-looking young man."

According to the report, the employees said they were going to call the police, and the man told them to go ahead.

Minutes later the man left the library. The employees later told officers he appeared to be smiling at them as he did so. A second man, who had been sitting in the conference room the entire time without doing or saying anything, left with him.

The employees said they would call 911 if they saw the man again.

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