Lifeguard abducted, raped at Alexandria pool

ALEXANDRIA, VA (WUSA9) - A woman was abducted and raped by an unknown suspect at a pool in Alexandria Saturday afternoon, police said.

The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. at a pool in the 200 block of South Pickett Street.

The 24-year-old woman was working as a lifeguard at the pool when an unknown man approached her.

She called police to report that she had been abducted and raped. He also brandished a firearm, police said. The victim called for help and the suspect fled.

She said no one else was at the pool at the time.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s, tall and thin, with short hair and dark eyes. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light-colored jeans and a blue baseball hat.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Helsa Richmond with the Alexandria Police Department at (703) 746-6613.

(© 2016 WUSA)


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