Breaking News: Image Released of ‘Serial Slasher’, Victim Tell’s Her Story | Local, News

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) — One of the “Serial Slasher’s” victims told her story to 9 News Now Thursday morning.

The victim says she was visibly pregnant when she was attacked in February exiting the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax.

She says the attacker left her with a deep three inch gash on her buttocks.

She tells other women to be aware of surroundings and don’t go shopping alone.

She also wished police told public about her attack six months ago.

Fairfax County Police have released new, significantly clearer images of a man investigators believe has been slashing young women on their buttocks at local retail stores and malls.

There have been five attacks in Northern Virginia since February including three at the Fair Oaks Mall. Other assaults happened at the Greenbriar Shopping Center and at Tysons Corner Center.

Investigators believe the suspect is using either a box cutter or a razor blade. In any case, police are convinced he will strike again unless he is caught.

“It is an unusual case,” said Fairfax County Police Spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.

The newly released surveillance photographs show the suspect is Hispanic, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and heavy-set. He allegedly distracts his young female victims while they shop and then, he strikes his target.

“It’s disconcerting, it is painful and you feel that your space has been violated. It’s a form of assault,” said Caldwell.

A criminal profiler tells 9NEWS NOW that the suspect may have a sexual disorder called piquerism. It’s a form of sadomasochism in which one finds sexual gratification by cutting or stabbing a person in a sexually significant area.

“We were a little surprised and it’s definitely a unique thing. It’s nothing that would fall in a normal category,” said Robbie Stark, the General Manager at Fair Oaks Mall.

At Fair Oaks, where the most recent attack targeted an 18 year-old victim, security remains tight. Women have called the mall, including parents.

“They’re concerned, obviously. I’m always more than willing to talk with them and explain what we know and what we’re doing. And it’s still a very safe place to be,” said Stark.

In surveillance photos, the suspect wears different clothing, but one item remains a constant: the large white watch on his left arm.

Police hope someone recognizes the suspect. The profiler said he may have tried this behavior with a wife or girlfriend and was rejected, so now, he’s now targeting strangers.

West Nile Virus Identified In DC Mosquitoes | News

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) — The West Nile Virus has been identified for the first time this summer in Washington, DC Department of Health (DOH) officials said in a news release.

“Residents should take caution as mosquitoes have the potential to
transmit West Nile Virus to humans, and it is important for
residents to take the necessary steps to avoid contracting the virus,” DOH officials said.

Senior citizens and people with weak immune systems are considered high risk for suffering the worst from the disease, officials said.

“People with a higher risk of infection should wear long-sleeved shirts,
long pants, and apply insect repellent with DEET or other mosquito
repellents to exposed skin according to manufacturer’s directions. For
children, use a product with DEET concentration of less than 30%,” officials said in a news release.

DOH officials also offered this advice to avoid creating a “mosquito haven” near your home: 


The majority of mosquito prevention begins with the resident. Residents should follow the below tips in order to assist in the eradication of mosquitoes in and around their neighborhoods.


Tips Residents Can Use to Reduce Mosquitoes in Their Area:
1. Dispose of cans, bottles and open containers properly. Store items for recycling in covered containers.
2. Remove discarded tires. Drill drainage holes in tires used on playground equipment.
3. Clean roof gutters and downspouts regularly. Eliminate standing water from flat roofs.
4. Turn over plastic wading pools, wheelbarrows, and canoes when not in use.
5. Cover waste containers with tight-fitting lids; never allow lids or cans to accumulate water.
6. Flush bird baths and potted plant trays twice each week.
7. Adjust tarps over grills, firewood piles, boats or swimming pools to eliminate small pockets of water from standing several days.
8. Re-grade low areas where water stands; clean debris in ditches to eliminate standing water in low spots.
9. Maintain swimming pools, clean and chlorinate them as needed, aerate garden ponds and treat with “mosquito dunks” found at hardware stores.
10. Fix dripping water faucets outside and eliminate puddles from air conditioners.
11. Store pet food and water bowls inside when not in use.


For more information about this topic, please visit doh.dc.gov; http://www.cdc.gov, or call the WNV Call Center at 202-535-2323.

Breaking News: Man Responsible For Slashing Women in Malls, Northern VA | News

UPDATED (7.26)

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) — A man is following young women in Northern Virginia retail stores, slashing them with a blade, then “slipping away,” police said.

The latest reported incident happened at the Fair Oaks Mall, in the “Forever 21” store Monday, at around 5:30 p.m., police said.

“The 18-year-old victim was shopping when she noticed clothes that had fallen off of a rack behind her and saw a man bending down to pick them up,” police said.

The victim felt a sharp pain and thought a hanger had struck her in the backside, police said.

“A short time later, she discovered her denim shorts had been slashed; her buttocks had been cut and were bleeding,” Fairfax County Police said in a news release.

Police say four other similar attacks have taken place in Fairfax County in retail stores since February.

There was an incident at the Marshall’s store in the Greenbriar Shopping Center on June 20th at around 2:45 p.m., police said.

The victims are all either teenaged women or in their early 20’s.

“The suspect is described as hispanic, late 20’s, around 5 feet 6 inches tall and heavy-set. He wore white shorts and a short-sleeved shirt in the July 25 assault,” police said.

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One man may be responsible for stabbing at least five women in the butt, according to Fairfax County police.

In the most recent attack, a woman in her early 20s was shopping at Forever 21 inside the Fair Oaks Mall at 5:30 p.m. Monday when she was distracted by clothing falling over. Then suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her butt and realized she’d been stabbed through her jeans.

The atttacks began in February. In each attack, the victims have been women in their late teens or early 20s at retail stores, but not always at malls. In each case, the stabbing follows some sort of distraction.

Four attacks have been reported in the Fair Oaks area and one in McLean.

Breaking News: 7-Month-Old Ki’Yauhn Birch Of Baltimore Missing Since Friday | News

 

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BALTIMORE (WUSA) – The Baltimore Police Department is searching for a 7-month-old baby that was last seen Friday night in the car of a 16-year-old sitter.

Police said Ki’Yauhn Birch was left with Jonae Boozer in the 1100 block of Lynhurst Street. Now, both the baby-sitter and the baby are missing.

Detectives are attempting to locate Boozer and safely return Birch to his parents.

Prince George’s County police are also assisting in the search. They believe Boozer may be somewhere in the Montgomery County area.

Boozer is described as a black female, 155 lbs. and 5’4″. She has a blond Mohawk, and multiple facial piercings that include the nose, lips and eyebrows, police said. She was last seen wearing a purple leopard-patterned top and skirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore Police detectives immediately at (410) 396-2100.

Breaking News: Man Wanted For Pushing Woman Out of Moving SUV | News

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland State Police are looking for a man they say pushed his girlfriend out of a moving SUV on Interstate 95.

Authorities have a warrant charging 36-year-old Dante Williams of Baltimore with attempted first-degree murder. Police say he is believed to be armed with a knife and considered dangerous.
Troopers say about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Williams was in an SUV traveling south in I-95 with his girlfriend and his 14-month-old son. Officers say during an argument, Williams struck the woman in the eye.

Police say the woman unlatched her seatbelt and opened the door, asking Williams to pull over. Police say Williams pushed her out of the moving vehicle, which was traveling about 60 miles per hour.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to Shock Trauma.

Naked Man Tased and Pepper Sprayed By Police in Manassas, VA | News

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MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) — A naked man accused of assaulting a cleaning worker at a hotel was Tased and pepper sprayed, police said.

Langston Wayne Hunter, 37, of Gaithersburg, Md., attacked a 26-year-old woman when she was walking by his hotel room at the Holiday Inn at Balls Ford Rd. in Manassas, Thursday morning, police said.

The woman was trying to get cleaning supplies when he grabbed her, police said. Another worker heard the struggle and called police.

Police arrived shortly afterward to see Langston in his birthday suit, they said.

“The accused approached police completely nude and acting disorderly, ignoring officers commands. The accused resisted arrest causing officers to deploy a Taser and pepper spray to subdue him,” police said in a news release.

After Hunter gets out of the hospital, he faces abduction, assault and battery and resisting arrest charges, police said.

The hotel worker was not injured.

Grand Opening at TruOrleans Restaurant a Success, NE DC | Video

We came across this new restaurant opening in NE DC on H street last weekend, and here is the recap video of their opening weekend.

Check out the post we did! You can browse through their amazing menu’s before you go down for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks!

Tru Orleans Restaurant located on H Street in North East Washington DC has authentic Cajun New Orleans Cuisine from Louisiana and the South. Video service by Streetz Media at www.streetzmedia.com