Man attacks boy in Burien grocery store restroom

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

A man is in custody after attempting to abduct a boy from a grocery store bathroom, the King County Sheriff's Office said.

The incident happened at the Albertson's near Southwest 128th and 1st Ave S. in Burien.

The Sheriff’s office say an 11-year-old boy was in the store with his parents and siblings and went to use the bathroom. When he went inside, a man attacked him.

"Went up to the boy, grabbed him by the throat and started to choke the young man and tell him that he would kill him," said King County Sheriff Steve Strachan.

The boy began screaming and fighting and tried to get away. He got his hands on the door and the suspect tried to trap him in the bathroom.

Store employees heard the struggle and ran to help. They shoved the door open and the boy ran out.

The man, who was partially undressed, tried to get away but the store employees tackled him and held him.

Police say the suspect was partially undressed and drug paraphernalia fell from his pockets..  Officers arrived minutes later and arrested the man.

The suspect is a man in his early 30s. Police do not believe he's from this area. They have not said if he's a registered sex offender. He faces the possibility of several charges, including assault and kidnapping

 

 


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