Police Following Leads in Falls Church Library Attack

No arrests made in November attack.

No arrests have been made but Fairfax County police are still investigating the November attack of a teenager in a Falls Church library.

A 17-year-old woman was attacked in a bathroom in the Thomas Jefferson Library on Nov. 6. Police say the alleged attacker watched her study at the library for several hours. The woman allegedly kicked the man and screamed after he attacked her, leading library staff to call the police.

Police released a photo of the alleged suspect days after the attack. Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for Fairfax County police, said police are still aggressively working the case.

“We are actively following up several leads,” Caldwell said Monday. “It’s an active investigation.”

Police believe the alleged suspect is a black man with a medium brown complexion, standing between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10. Police said the man weighs between 160 and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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