Police Seek Witnesses in Merrifield Assault

Police are investigating an abduction that reportedly occurred in the area of Gallows Road and Arlington Boulevard around 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. A 26-year-old woman told police she was walking along Arlington Boulevard when she saw a white van pull up next to her.

A man allegedly grabbed the woman, pulled her inside the vehicle and headed eastbound on Arlington Boulevard. The victim tried to escape from three men that were inside the van. As she fought off her assailants, they pushed her out of the van near the intersection of Fairfax Boulevard and Chain Bridge Road. The next day, the victim sought medical attention for serious injuries.

Police are also seeking a man who stopped to render aid to the woman; she used his cell phone to call a friend. He drove a dark green car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, email at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.