Search for attempted rape suspect
Metro Transit Police are looking for a suspect who they say attacked a woman in front of her child on a Silver Line train in Northern Virginia Tuesday evening.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Metro Transit Police are looking for a suspect who they say attacked a woman in front of her child on a Silver Line train in Northern Virginia Tuesday evening.
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According to police, the incident occurred between McLean and East Falls Church around 11:35 p.m. after the suspect boarded the train at Wiehle-Reston East.
Investigators say the suspect assaulted the woman, and tried to take off her clothes. He also reportedly exposed himself during the incident.
Silver Line attempted rape suspect
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The victim was able to escape from the suspect at East Falls Church Station – where she met with Metro police.
They believe her child was the only other person in the rail car during the time of the incident.
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Investigators believe the suspect got off the train at Foggy Bottom Station.
The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt with the words "Piranha Joe" on the left sleeve, a logo of a circle and a fish on both the rear and left breast areas of the shirt.
If you have any information that might help investigators, call (301) 955-5000.
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