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Spokane police investigating assault of prosecuting intern in Public Safety Building restroom

UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

This aerial photo shows the Spokane County Courthouse on Oct. 26, 2013, in front of the Public Safety Building and the Spokane County Jail. Spokane police say an intern in the city prosecutor’s office was assaulted Tuesday morning in a women’s restroom in the Public Safety Building. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
This aerial photo shows the Spokane County Courthouse on Oct. 26, 2013, in front of the Public Safety Building and the Spokane County Jail. Spokane police say an intern in the city prosecutor’s office was assaulted Tuesday morning in a women’s restroom in the Public Safety Building. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane police say an intern in the city prosecutor’s office was assaulted Tuesday morning in a women’s restroom in the Public Safety Building.

Police Sgt. Terry Preuninger said Thursday that officers were working to identify the assailant.

After the assault occurred about 11 a.m., the victim walked down the hall to her office and tried to tell co-workers what had happened, Preuninger said. She is believed to have been struck in the head or face.

An officer responded to the prosecutor’s office, but the victim was dazed and unable to recall details, Preuninger said. The victim was interviewed again Thursday morning and managed to provide further information, he said.

The Public Safety Building is between the main county courthouse and the downtown jail. Police were seeking video from the building’s surveillance cameras to identify potential suspects.

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