Woman sexually assaulted, man pistol-whipped in Burien home

Two men forced their way into a man’s Burien apartment at gunpoint Monday night, pistol-whipped him, sexually assaulted a woman inside and ransacked the place, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

The  home-invasion assault happened at about 9 p.m. in the 10800 block of 6th Avenue South in Burien, a spokesman said.

A man was coming home to his triplex apartment when he was approached by two black gunmen ages between 19 and 25, he said. The men then forced him inside and he was pistol-whipped at some point. A woman inside was sexually assaulted. An 18-month-old baby was sleeping inside, but was not hurt, police said.

The man and woman were taken to the hospital.

No other details were immediately available.