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Rape attempt in Picnic Point area


Last updated 10/24/2018 at Noon

Police swarmed the Picnic Point area last Wednesday, Oct. 17, after a man brandishing a knife reportedly sexually assaulted a woman.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department had their K-9 unit in the area, and also had K-9 units from the Lynnwood and Seattle Police Departments assisting in the search for the sexual assault suspect. Also involved were a helicopter, drone, marine unit and search-and-rescue trackers.

The victim is an adult female who was walking on a trail at Meadowdale Beach Park in unincorporated Snohomish County at Picnic Point.

The incident occurred just before 9 a.m., said Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, and he was reportedly wearing a baseball cap, a dark, hooded sweatshirt, and had a scarf around his neck.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 23, the suspect was not found, O'Keefe said.

There was also a reported sexual assault at Everett Community College on Monday, Oct. 15.

Campus security released a statement saying a female student reported that Monday evening, a man she did not know spoke with her inside a café on campus and then grabbed her butt twice.

She said she later saw the same man driving a gray van a few hours later just off campus. He offered her a ride home, which she accepted, and in the van, she reported that he attempted to rape her.

The man in that incident was described as just under 6 feet tall, African American, with no facial hair, and very short hair.

If you have any information on either incident, contact local law enforcement.

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Brandon Gustafson was named editor of the Mukilteo Beacon in October, 2017. Born and raised in Mukilteo, Brandon attended Mukilteo Elementary, Olympic View Middle School, and Kamiak High School, graduating in 2013. After high school, Brandon attended Shoreline Community College, earning his associate's degree while playing for the school's baseball team. He then transferred to the University of Washington, where he graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in communications-journalism.

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