Maid grabbed, hit by guest at motel

A maid at a South Tacoma motel was grabbed by a guest Monday morning, dragged inside his room and then hit with a pistol, Tacoma police reported.

The woman was able to dial an emergency number on the telephone in the room and the man fled, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The woman, not otherwise assaulted, wasn’t seriously injured by the blow and did not require medical treatment, Fulghum said.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Motel 6 at 1811 S. 76th St.

The attacker was described as a heavyset black man, about 5 feet 10 and in his mid-30s.

Police searched the area but found no trace of him.