The 23-year-old woman awoke to find the man in her bedroom around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to Fairfax County police.
The suspect showed her a weapon, assaulted her and then fled from the home in the 13700 block of Merrybrook Court, police said. Other family members were home at the time of the attack.
The man is described has having a light complexion and between 6’ and 6’ 2” tall, with a large build. He was wearing a blank tank top, khaki cargo shorts and had a light-colored cloth wrapped around his head that covered his face at the time of the assault, police said.
The suspect appeared to force his way into the apartment.