- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Police say they’re working with the FBI to investigate an attack on a transgender person in Seattle.

Seattle police said in a news release the victim was beaten late Wednesday while heading home from a fundraiser for victims in the Orlando mass shooting.

Police say the victim was walking home in the Capitol Hill area when someone approached and said, “Hey Happy Pride,” before punching the victim in the face.

The suspect then reportedly grabbed the victim by the throat, continuing the assault and using a transgender slur.

Police say the victim lost consciousness and the suspect fled. A friend drove the victim to a hospital and called police.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with brown hair and a partial beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call a police tip line at (206) 233-5000.



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