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Police: Woman Assaulted, Punched Attacker to Escape



    Woman Fights Off Attacker; Residents Concerned About Safety

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said a woman reported being attacked by a man while walking home in Sterling, Virginia. News4's Julie Carey reports.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 9, 2017)

    A woman who was attacked as she walked home in Sterling, Virginia, escaped after punching her attacker, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

    The woman was walking from Waterview Plaza about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a man started following her. 

    The woman told investigators the man walked in front of her and pushed her to the ground. After a struggle, she said she was able to punch the man and run to her home.

    Police said the victim was not injured during the assault. They did not have a detailed description of the attacker.