The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an abduction and a rape of a female lifeguard that occurred Saturday afternoon.
According to police, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a 24-year-old woman, working as a lifeguard at a pool in the 200 block of S. Pickett Street called police to report she had been abducted and raped by an unknown suspect.
Police say that an unknown man approached the victim while she was at work; no one else was at the pool. He brandished a firearm and raped her. The victim was able to call for help after the suspect fled.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-thirties, tall and thin, with short hair and dark eyes. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light-colored jeans and a blue baseball cap.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6613.