Police: Attempted sex assault in Chantilly

A man grabbed a woman as she walked home in Chantilly Sunday night and attempted to sexually assault her, Fairfax County police said.

The suspect approached the 37-year-old in the 4100 block of Elmwood Street around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The man displayed a weapon and forced the woman to go a short distance, before he attempted to sexually assault her, police said. He then fled on foot.

The man is described as white, tall and of medium build. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark pants and he concealed his face from the victim.

Police said there have been no other reports of similar attacks in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477.

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