Woman stabbed from behind near Metro parking garage

Police said a stranger crept up on a woman and stabbed her in the neck, less than a mile from the Vienna Metro.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA. (WUSA9) - A woman was stabbed as she was walking on a path in Fair Oaks, Va. Monday, Fairfax police said. 

The stabbing happened on a path near Vaden Dr. and Saitsbury Dr., near the Vienna South Metro parking garage and the East Blake Lane Park. 

According to police, a woman in her 20’s was approached from behind and stabbed in the neck by an unknown man. The woman asked a passerby for help and the passerby flagged down officers.

She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the woman is going to be OK. 

The suspect ran away, and police say he was last seen heading toward Blake Lane.

Police are now looking for a man, possibly Hispanic around 5”4’. Initial reports were that he was in a black hoodie, but police now believe he was actually wearing a white t-shirt. 

The incident appears to be random. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.  You can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). Anonymous Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards from $100-$1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

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