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Police: Woman sexually assaulted at gunpoint in Fairfax County

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Fairfax County Police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man in Alexandria Wednesday night.

According to police, the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. when the woman was walking on Sacramento Drive towards Richmond Highway when she was approached by an unknown person from behind. She was then pulled into the nearby bushes where she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint, according to police.  

The victim was able to break free from the suspect, and he ran away in an unknown direction. Patrol units searched the area but were unable to find him.

The unidentified victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for her non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect has been described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, of average build, with his race being unknown. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing all black clothing and a black mask covering his head.

Detectives are asking community members who live in the area to review home surveillance in the evening hours of Aug. 17 for any suspicious people.

Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone at1-866-411-TIPS and by web.

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