SEATTLE, June 11 (UPI) -- Seattle police say they are searching for individuals responsible for an alleged hate crime attack on a transgender woman.
Police said a 13-year-old boy arrested after Saturday's brutal attack on a 36-year-old transgender woman has not been cooperative in helping authorities identify the remaining suspects, The Seattle Times said Thursday.
The suspect, whose identify was not reported, is charged with felony malicious harassment and attempted robbery, police said.
The attack occurred by a bus stop near Franklin High School.
Officer Wayne Johnson said while attacking the woman, some of the youths uttered a slur for a gay man. The suspects then knocked the woman over and attempted to steal her backpack before fleeing the scene, the officer wrote in his report.
The Times reported the assault case could eventually be handled under Washington's new hate crime law that makes any action that targets an individual for their sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ethnicity, disability or gender, a felony in the state.