Suspect randomly attacks woman with baseball bat in Belltown

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Seattle Police have arrested a man they say randomly attacked a woman in the Belltown neighborhood.

According to police, a woman was walking on Cedar Street around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday when she was hit by a bat from behind.

The King County Prosecutor's Office said the suspect was carrying the bat in one hand and two bags in another. When he saw the victim, a person he did not know, he put the bags down so he could swing with both hands, prosecutors said.

Witnesses reported seeing a man running away from the area with a baseball bat in his hand. 

The woman did not see the attacker, but nearby surveillance footage helped identify him. 

The 31-year-old was arrested at his Belltown apartment and booked into King County Jail for assault. 

The King County Prosecutor's Office requested bail be set at $150,000. Prosecutors said he also has a history of 10 failure to appear warrants since 2012, though the majority of his cases were not felony cases.

"This Seattle baseball bat attack is the first felony case involving Mr. Tulloss that’s been referred to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office since 2013. That year we filed a felony against him that led to convictions for domestic violence assault and interfering with domestic violence reporting.  In 2009, we had another case referred to us we charged, and that led to a conviction for Robbery in the First Degree," the King County Prosecutor's Office told FOX 13 News.

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