Tumwater police are searching for a man accused of raping a 34-year-old woman Thursday night in the woods between Littlerock Road and Tyee Drive.
The woman said she was walking alone on a path when a man confronted her. She said he held a knife to her neck, dragged her off of the path and sexually assaulted her.
The woman ran to Home Depot and called 911. She described the suspect as a white man between the ages of 28 and 34. He was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with an average build and dark, curly hair. He wore a plain white shirt, dark blue athletic shorts and dark shoes. He held the knife in his right hand.
Officers searched the area but didn’t find the suspect. The woman was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 360-754-4200, Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or 911.