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Police Investigate Abduction on Seminary Road
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an abduction and attempted sexual assault that occurred in the 5000 block of Seminary Road on March 23, 2015.
At approximately 3:40 a.m., a woman let a man she did not know into her hotel room. They made arrangements for this meeting through the Internet. Once inside, the male brandished a hand gun, assaulted the woman, and physically prevented her from leaving the room. The victim escaped to the hallway and called police.
The suspect is described as a black male, 6’0” to 6’1”, 220 to 230 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black leather zip-up coat with dark pants and a dark shirt. The suspect spoke with an accent and may be of Ethiopian nationality.
During the course of investigation, detectives obtained the attached surveillance image of the suspect. It is unknown if he has targeted other victims he met online.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Brad Cecchetti with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6858.