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Woman attacked by strangers on doorstep of her Seattle home

A Seattle woman is speaking out after she was attacked at her doorstep by strangers she tried to get out of her yard, near Green Lake. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE - A Seattle woman is speaking out after she was attacked at her doorstep by strangers she tried to get out of her yard.

The attack happened a couple weeks ago, at the woman's home off Aurora Avenue, near Green Lake. But, she wanted to share her story after KOMO reported on an Arizona family who was attacked by a homeless man near the Space Needle.

"I said, 'you need to get off this property, this is private property,'" said the woman, who KOMO is not naming for her safety.

She said it was broad daylight, when two strangers showed up in her yard and said they were trying to break in to a different home nearby.

After yelling at them to leave, she was attacked by one of them.

"She ran back up the street, ran up the stairs here, grabbed my hair, and pulled me down the stairs head first into the cement," said the woman.

She was left with a fractured nose, fractured knee, sprained wrist and said she was left unconscious on her front lawn.

The attackers are still at large.

Seattle Police can't confirm if the attackers are homeless, but the woman and her neighbors said they find needles and people in their yards almost daily. She thinks city policies are a key factor in what her neighborhood is going through.

"I'm like, 'oh my God, these people.' They think that everything is for them," she said.

The police report shows neighbors tried following the attackers to a nearby hotel, but weren't able to find them.

As for the woman who was attacked, she and other neighbors are preparing to put their homes on the market, because they no longer feel safe.


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