- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A man accused of tackling a jogger on a popular Seattle trail has been charged with assault.

Seattlepi.com reports (https://goo.gl/8GfO7y) Michael A. Kircher was charged with second-degree assault and remains in jail on $50,000 bail.

King County prosecutors say the 33-year-old Kircher was armed with a knife around 10 p.m. Dec. 3 when he jumped a woman who was jogging on the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Documents say the woman was grabbed by the neck and that Kircher tried to choke her with one hand while holding a knife in the other.

Police say witnesses chased Kircher away just west of the Interstate 5 bridge.

Authorities responded and say they found Kircher hiding on a ship moored at a Lake Union marina.


Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, https://www.seattlepi.com/

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