Updated: Alexandria police identify suspect in abduction, sexual assault

Updated: Alexandria police identify suspect in abduction, sexual assault
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By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com

Alexandria police have identified the suspect who held a woman against her will and sexually assaulted her Saturday on the city’s West End.

The man, whose name hasn’t been released, forced his way into a 23-year-old female victim’s apartment on the 5800 block of Quantrell Avenue at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, the Alexandria Police Department announced Monday in a press release. He held the victim against her will, sexually assaulted her and fled the scene, Alexandria police said. The victim called police for help after her assailant fled.

During police’s investigation, it was determined the suspect was known to the victim. Police said the sexual assault wasn’t random in nature.

There are outstanding warrants for the suspect and police said they will inform the public when he is apprehended.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern male between 25 and 35 years of age who is 5’9″ and 170 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Police shared a screenshot of surveillance footage that captured the suspect through social media on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call Detective JP Jones with the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6867.