A 40-year-old woman fought off a burglar who attempted to sexually assault her inside her Falls Church apartment Friday morning, Fairfax County police said.

The victim entered her apartment in the 8000 block of Chanute Place around 10:45 a.m. Friday and encountered the unknown man, police said.

The man attempted to sexually assault the woman, but she fought him until he stopped and fled the apartment, police said. The woman called police to report a burglary and attempted sexual assault.

The suspect was described as possibly Hispanic and in his late 20s. He was approximately 5’6” to 6” tall with a thin build. He had short black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing blue jeans.

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