Man Arrested for Sex Assault in Alexandria

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011  |  Updated 1:05 PM EDT
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Man Arrested for Sex Assault in Alexandria

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Police in Alexandria arrested a man in connection to a sexual assault on Friday night.

The incident happened near an apartment building on Greenmount Drive.

According to police, the suspect forced a woman into a building on Greenmount Drive and tried to make her perform a sexual act.

The woman escaped and reported the incident, prompting police to arrive and form a perimeter. After cordoning off the area, authorities were able to capture the suspect.  The female victim was unharmed.

Check back with NBC Washington for more updates as they become available.

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