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.

DC Residents “Celebrate” Haynesworth Exit

ESPN.com —- Before defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth could get to training camp and take his conditioning test, the Washington Redskins traded him to the New England Patriots for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick, according to league sources.

Haynesworth still must pass his physical, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday morning that the trade was not yet completed.

“I talked to [Redskins coach] Mike Shanahan last night and we’re in the process of acquiring Haynesworth, but that’s not complete yet, so I can’t really comment on that at this point until it’s completed — if it does get completed,” Belichick said during a news conference. “So, we’ll see how that goes.”

Haynesworth clashed repeatedly with Shanahan and frequently skipped workouts. Shanahan suspended him for the final four games of last season for conduct detrimental to the team.

The 30-year-old Haynesworth was at his best when playing in the 4-3 scheme as a Tennessee Titan and seemed to prefer that over the Redskins’ 3-4 defense.

The Patriots, though, run plenty of multiple fronts, and Haynesworth lends needed help along their defensive line for a reduced price.

The former Pro Bowl player’s base salary for the coming season is $5 million. He is two years into a seven-year, $100 million contract that the Redskins signed him to in 2009, which included a then-NFL record $41 million in guaranteed money.

He played only 20 games with the Redskins, recording 6½ sacks.

Well, bye! Now you can go be some other team’s headache. All the assault charges, road rages, and quiting… arguments with Coach… not worth it, he costs to much to be such a major headache.

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.

Above Ground Metrorail Station Coming To Dulles Airport, Silver Line | News

This is great news! Hopefully some of the fare raises will show in this new metro station at Dulles Airport.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) — In an 11-1 vote, members of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) agreed to build an above-ground Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

While the move saves $300 million versus an underground station, even some of those board members who voted for the above-ground station aren’t happy with the decision.

Chairman Charles Snelling told 9NEWS NOW reporter Bruce Leshan he was disappointed, but it was a political reality and the only way to complete the project.

The lone dissenter, Robert Clarke Brown, said it’s an embarrassment to have a station like this as the gateway to the capital of the country.

The board approved an underground station in April, but some of the local counties involved in funding said they would pull their monies if the less expensive above-ground station wasn’t chosen.

The $3.5 billion Silver Line, expected to be completed in 2017, will be paid for mostly by Dulles toll revenues. A quarter of it will be paid by the counties and airports authority.

The 13-member MWAA board is appointed. Virginia’s governor appoints five people (Former Rep. Tom Davis is one them), Maryland’s governor appoints two, DC’s mayor appoints three, and the President of the United States appoints three. Snelling, who lives in Pennsylvania, is a presidential appointee.

Man Killed in NE Shooting Wednesday Morning | News

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) — Homicide detectives are on the scene of a fatal shooting in Northeast DC.

Officials tell 9 NEWS NOW police responded to the 6100 block of Dix Street around 4:30 Wednesday morning. Officers arriving on scene found a man suffering from at least one gun shot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Right now police have no information to release on possible suspects or motive in the shooting.

Metro Confirms There Was A Sexual Crime On Green Line Train In April | News

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TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (WUSA) — Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel confirmed a teenage girl was the victim of a sexual offense on a Green Line train in April.The Washington Examiner reported that Metro did not tell the public about the attack at the time.

Stessel told the Examiner and 9NEWS NOW: “There was no threat to public safety. The alleged assailant was immediately apprehended…With the suspect in custody, our interest was ensuring that the privacy of the teenage victim was protected.”

Stessel said the attack was not rape, but was a first degree sexual offense. He declined to be more specific about what happened during the attack that happened on an outbound Green line train.

The girl was under the age of 18 and did not know her attacker, confirmed Stessel.

She reported the incident at the Naylor Road station in Prince George’s County. Then, Metro Transit Police arrested the man before he left the Naylor Road Station, said Stessel.

The man was charged with first- and second-degree sexual offense and a kidnapping charge, Stessel told the Examiner.

The name of the suspect has not been released, but Stessel said the suspect is from Annandale and the case will go to trial soon.

These details came to light after the Examiner says noticed just one rape listed for this year in a report this month. When the Examiner asked about it, Stessel clarified that the incident was a sexual offense, not a rape. The Examiner reports that Stessel “noted the report would be amended.”