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Sex Assault Reported in Merrifield Area

Fairfax County Police say a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the 7600 block of Lee Highway Sunday night.

According to police reports, the woman was walking along Lee Highway when a man approached, displayed a knife, forced her into some nearby brush and sexually assaulted her. The suspect was described as a short Hispanic man in his 30s with short black hair and wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

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