Woman Pushed Into Bushes, Sexually Assaulted in Arlington

A woman was sexually assaulted this weekend in Arlington, Virginia in what is at least the 10th attack on a woman in the area since late July.

A 23-year-old woman was walking home about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when a man who had been following her pushed her into bushes on the 1800 block of N. Scott Street in Rosslyn, Arlington County Police said Monday.

The man touched the victim inappropriately and implied he had a knife, according to police.

Arlington County Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s who stood about 5-foot-10 and was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

Just days earlier, a man pushed a woman into bushes about 2 miles west, in the Ballston area, after she got off a bus. Police do not believe this attack on the 1200 block of N. Quincy Street is connected to the attack Saturday.

At least eight other attacks on women have been reported in Arlington since late July:

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