Fairfax County police are investigating an incident in the 6300 block of Beryl Road in the Alexandria area on Friday at about 6:30 p.m.
Police said a 15-year-old girl was walking to a bus stop when she was approached by a man who grabbed her and pulled her behind a dumpster where he attempted to sexually assault her. She fought the suspect and was able to break free of his grip.
The suspect ran toward Edsall Road. He is described as black, between 30-40 years of age, five feet eight inches tall with a medium build and short black hair. He was wearing a black jacket at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 703-691-2131.