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Fairfax County police have charged a Maryland man with kidnapping a woman at gunpoint at the Franconia-Springfield metro stop in northern Virginia.

Diallo Outing, a 22-year-old from Oxon Hill, is accused of forcing a woman into the trunk of her car in the metro parking garage. He faces four charges, including abduction by force.

Police spokesman Don Gotthardt says the incident occurred yesterday as people were leaving metro and getting into their cars during evening rush hour.

"This is an unusual occurrence; I mean there are petty crimes that take place but something like this, of this magnitude is definitely out of the ordinary," says Gotthardt.

According to police, the woman says her attacker drove her around for an hour, then let her go, unharmed. Police later spotted Diallo driving her car and arrested him.

Kate Sheehy reports...

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