Happening nearby: Alert Edmonds police officer saves woman after harrowing two-day ordeal

A 27-year old Seattle woman is safe and being treated at Swedish Edmonds hospital after being kidnapped, assaulted and held prisoner for two days. A 36-year old Oregon man is under arrest after the woman’s screams were heard by an alert Edmonds police officer.

The vehicle belonging to the suspect in the kidnapping and assault of a 27-year-old Seattle woman is being held at the Edmonds Police Department while police and detectives await a search warrant.

Officer Patrick Clark heard the screams while on patrol in the area on 219th Street Southwest and 76th Avenue West around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. He located the female victim on the steps of a nearby business with obvious injuries to her arm and strangulation marks on her neck.

The woman reported that she had been held captive since Sunday by her boyfriend of three months. During that time she was punched, tased and strangled. She was also threatened with a knife and subsequently suffered a cut to the arm during one of her multiple attempts to escape.

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Edmonds Police Officer Patrick Clark was on routine patrol in the area at approximately 4:45 am Tuesday when he heard the woman’s screams for help.

An investigation revealed that the suspect apparently kicked the victim out of his vehicle near the hospital on Sunday, but stayed in the area and found her after she had been released and was walking from the area. He manipulated her with threats against her family and continued to hold her until Officer Clark heard her screams for help.

Officers searched the area and found the suspect in his vehicle on the Swedish Edmonds campus. He was taken into custody without incident. The suspect’s vehicle is being held at the Edmonds Police Department while officers and detectives request a search warrant.

The male suspect was booked into the Snohomish County jail on charges of kidnapping, multiple counts of felony assault and felony drug charges. The suspect has a criminal history of misdemeanor property and driving offenses in Washington and Oregon.

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