Woman attacked at knife point, sexually assaulted in Fairfax

A night time walk down Commonwealth Boulevard in the heart of a suburban Fairfax, Va. neighborhood turned into a savage attack late Wednesday night.

Police say a man grabbed a 24-year-old woman walking alone from behind, then dragged her at knife point into the woods and began to sexually assault her. A noise startled the attacker, who fled.

Mike Talbott is a father of two high school age girls and lives within sight of the woods. The attack has him worried.

“It’s always been safe, people always jog at all hours of the night, walk their dogs, walk their kids, shoot baskets up at that pool,” he says. “It’s pretty unnerving.”

The suspect was wearing a sweatshirt and covered his face. He’s described as a white guy about 5' 7”.