FAIRFAX (CBSDC) — Fairfax County Police are looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in Fairfax Wednesday night.
The victim told police she was grabbed behind and dragged into a wooded area and assaulted as she was walking in 9700 block of Commonwealth Boulevard around 10 p.m. The suspect threatened her with a knife or other edged weapon prior to the sexual assault.
The suspect fled the scene after becoming startled by a noise in the area. The victim was then able to get help and report the incident.
The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a sweatshirt and partially concealed his face.
The area in which the incident occurred is relatively quiet, prompting concern from police.
“It’s concerning to use because this is not an area that is known for violent attacks like this,” said Fairfax County Police Spokesperson Bud Walker. “Because of the nature of the attack we really are urging people in that area to be on alert.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org. They can also call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.