Police: woman almost abducted near King Street Metro

1:05 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police say a woman was able to fight off her would-be abductor on Sept. 9 as she was walking home from the King Street Metro station.

The incident happened at approximately 9:41 p.m. in the 2000 block of King Street. The woman told police a man approached her from behind, grabbed her, and attempted to pull her over a wall onto the grounds of the Masonic Memorial.

Police say she was able to fight off the suspect and was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'5" tall, say police. He was wearing a ball cap, a black and white striped shirt and tan shorts. They say he may be a smoker.

The suspect was last seen running southbound towards Duke Street.

Anyone with information about this incident or who might have been in the area is asked to call Detective Amy Santiago at 703-746-6289. Detectives would like to remind witnesses that they can remain anonymous.

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