Original article from The Seattle Times.

John de Leon

Seattle police arrested a man Wednesday night after he allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and robbed a woman.

Details are still sketchy, but here is what police are reporting:

At about 6 p.m., the 33-year-old man abducted a 19-year-old woman near 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. The man told the woman he was armed with a gun — although none was displayed — and forced her into a car which he had stolen from a “friend” earlier in the day.

The man drove the woman to an apartment in the 6000 block of Lanham Place Southwest, where he attempted to sexually assault the woman, but was unsuccessful. He then physically assaulted the woman and stole her money.

The woman was able to escape from the apartment and call 911 on her cell phone.

Police found the woman outside the apartment. They also arrested the man in the parking lot while he was trying to drive off in the car.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of: auto theft, robbery, kidnapping, assault and attempted rape.

The vehicle driven by the man was impounded and taken into evidence for processing. No gun was found.

Police said the man and the victim were not strangers, but it wasn’t immediately clear how well they knew each other.

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