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Sex Assault in Burke

On Wednesday, March 14, around 10 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in a wooded area in the 9700 block of Commonwealth Boulevard.

The woman was walking in the area when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a wooded area. The man threatened the victim with a knife or edged weapon and sexually assaulted her. The suspect was startled by a noise and fled the scene. The victim was then able to summon help.

The suspect was described as white, about 5 feet 7 inches and wearing a sweatshirt. His face was partially concealed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, email at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.