Fairfax County police are seeking a suspect that they say slashed a woman on her buttocks with a blade while she was shopping at the Fair Oaks Mall July 25. The incident may be tied to others earlier this year.
A woman was slashed in a Fairfax County shopping mall Monday evening in what could be the latest in a string of similar incidents, police officials told the Associated Press.
Fairfax County police spokesman Lucy Caldwell says the woman was in a store at Fair Oaks Mall when she was cut about 5:30 p.m. Monday. The woman heard someone behind her drop clothes or a package, and then felt a sharp pain and realized she had been cut, according to Caldwell.
The woman was cut on the buttocks through her denim shorts with a box cutter or razor, according to the spokeswoman.
There have been similar attacks in retail stores in the county in the last six months, and the victims have all been in their late teens or early 20s, according to Caldwell.