Woodbridge Man Charged in Attempted Abduction of Woman

WASHINGTON — Prince William County police have charged a Woodbridge, Virginia man in the attempted abduction of a woman on Saturday morning, according to a news release.

Keith Richard Griffin, 42, was charged with abduction and malicious wounding, authorities said.

A 33-year-old Woodbridge woman reported that an unknown man walked toward her and attempted to pull her toward a nearby area as she was walking near Castille Court and Oakwood Drive at 5:10 a.m. on Saturday, police said.

Police say Griffin caused minor injuries to the woman before she broke free and the man ran away.

After a search and investigation, detectives from the Special Victims Unit of the Prince William County Police located and arrested Griffin later Saturday afternoon and a search warrant was executed at his residence.

Griffin is being held without bond.

His court date is scheduled for July 11.

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