Northern VA Woman Attacked, Assaulted; Suspect Sought

Manassas, VA—Police report a crime of assault and battery against a female victim on June 19 at approximately 8:00 PM. The suspect is at large, and detectives are seeking the public's help to locate him.

The 21-year-old female victim told police that she was struck from behind while walking home on a nearby footpath. She was then knocked to the ground, and assaulted by an unknown man, described as a white male, 20-30 years of age. The victim was able to successfully fight off the attacker, who fled on foot before police arrived to the scene.

The victim was treated for minor, non-life-threatening wounds at a local hospital. The victim provided police with a suspect description similar to one provided in a recent indecent exposure incident in the same area. The alleged attacker is described as a white male 20-30 years old, 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds with a thin body build. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Northern VA Crime Stoppers at 703-670-3700. 

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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