SPD’s bias crimes unit is investigating an assault on a transgendered woman in Ballard late last month.
According to a police report, the woman was sitting at a bus stop at 15th Ave NW and NW Market at about 7:00pm on May 30th when a man approached her, pushed her onto the ground, and punched her in the face several times.
During the assault, police records indicate the suspect shouted “you fucking faggot you ought to die and go to hell.”
The suspect fled the scene, but police found him several blocks away—at 54th and 14th NW—and arrested him. Police say the man “appeared intoxicated.”
Police are investigating the assault as a case of malicious harassment, Washington’s hate crime statute. Charges could be filed later today.