Employee attacked in county courthouse bathroom, 1 arrested

SEATTLE (AP) — A 35-year-old man was arrested inside the King County Courthouse after Seattle police say he hid in a restroom and attacked a woman who works at the courthouse. The Seattle Times reports police spokesperson Sgt. Randy Huserik says a sheriff’s deputy walking by the restroom Thursday heard the woman’s screams and intervened. Huserik says the man was interviewed by Seattle police sexual assault detectives and was expected to be booked into the King County Jail. He said the woman didn’t require medical treatment. In an email sent to employees in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Casey McNerthney, a spokesperson for prosecutor Dan Satterberg, characterized the incident as an attempted rape.