Armed man holds woman against her will in hotel room, police say

A man is accused of a crime against a stranger he met through the internet.

Police say a woman let a man she did not know into her hotel room at approximately 3:40 a.m. on March 23. The meeting, which took place in the 5000 block of Seminary Road,  was arranged online.

Once inside the hotel room, the suspect pulled out a gun, assaulted the woman and tried to keep her from leaving the room. The woman managed to escape and called police.

Alexandria police released a surveillance picture of the suspect, who is accused of abduction and attempted sexual assault. Police do not know if there are other potential victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6858.

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