Seattle police say they are still investigating a married Mercer Island father for allegedly trying to rape a woman in Seattle on Aug. 15 after sticking a hypodermic needle into her neck, according to the SeattlePI.com.
The online news wesite reported that the man picked up a 32-year-old woman from the Shell gas station near Denny Way and Aurora Avenue North, and then drove her to a parking space in the Amazon building in a dark SUV near 8th and Virginia at around 1 a.m.
News reports say that the man then allegedly stuck the woman in the neck with a hypodermic needle and tried to rape her, ripping out a sizable clump of her hair, which she later showed to police after she was able to flee the vehicle. Police found the man a short time later at the garage sitting in the driver's seat of a dark SUV.
He was arrested after he exited the vehicle and police said they saw an uncapped needle and a woman's purse on the front passenger seat, just where the victim said she left it, according to SeattlePI.com. He was later released and his belongings returned to him, and he has not been charged with any crime.
Police later received a search warrant and searched his Mercer Island home on Sept. 11, and seized several syringes, a gold-colored ring, a cell phone, women's purses and several other items as evidence.
Seattle Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.