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


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.

Clint Eastwood To Help Create Police Museum In DC | News

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Clint Eastwood is joining an effort to build a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington to honor police officers and their history.

The museum’s foundation announced Monday that Eastwood agreed to serve as its honorary chairman. He will help raise funds by creating a public service announcement campaign.

Last year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano broke ground for the project. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton also have championed the effort.

More than $43 million has been raised to date for the $80 million museum. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

The mostly underground museum will be built among the courthouses at Washington’s Judiciary Square near a memorial that honors 19,000 officers killed in the line of duty.