Olympia detectives are investigating a reported assault at 12:30 a.m. Monday along East Bay Drive Northeast.
A 25-year-old woman told police she was walking along the 900 block of East Bay Drive when a man came out of the bushes and dragged her off the sidewalk. She broke free and asked passersby to call for help.
The victim has a bruised arm and swollen lip, according to Lt. Paul Lower.
The suspect is described as a white man, 30 to 40 years old, average build and height, wearing a white tank top and blue shorts.
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Police searched nearby transient camps, Lower said. A K-9 was deployed, but was unable to establish a track.
Anyone with information is asked to call Olympia detectives at 360-753-8300.