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      Reston trail attack: Woman alleges attack on W&OD Trail

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      A woman says she was attacked while walking along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Reston Tuesday evening.

      She tells police she entered the trail off of Reston Ave. and was near the overpass for Herndon Pkwy. when she noticed a man following her. She says the man dragged her off the path and into the woods near Sunset Hills Rd.

      After a struggle, the man took off north onto a gravel trail. The woman was not hurt.

      Police have only described the suspect to be a heavy set man in his mid-twenties. He was clean shaven and had short black hair. He was wearing glasses, a dark jacket and dark jeans.

      Anyone with information should call police.