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Jogger fights off attacker in Hayfield area

A jogger fought off an attacker in the Hayfield area over the weekend, Fairfax County police said.

The woman was running along Hayfield Road approaching Old Telegraph Road about 10 p.m. Saturday, when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man, police said.

The woman sprayed the man with mace and fought him off before fleeing, police said. The man fled in the opposite direction. The woman then went home and called police.

The suspect was described as wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt and cream-colored pants.

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


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