Fairfax County police: Man abducts woman in Reston, attempts to sexually assault her

A man dragged a woman into a wooded area in Fairfax County and attempted to sexually assault her Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

Officers responded to the scene in the 12000 block of North Shore Drive near the Tall Oaks Village Center in Reston at about 2:30 p.m.

Investigators said a man approached a 22-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk, dragged her into a wooded area and attempted to remove her pants.

The suspect was scared off when neighbors heard the woman screaming for help, according to police. Officials described the suspect as a man between the ages of 20 and 30 with brown hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with red writing on it, gray shorts and a red baseball cap.

Detectives said they were searching for a silver or gray Hyundai, possibly a four-door sedan style vehicle.

The woman did not need medical attention, according to officials.