Man Sought In Attempted Abduction At Potomac Mills Mall | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Man Sought In Attempted Abduction At Potomac Mills Mall

Police in Prince William County, Va., are investigating the attempted abduction of a woman last night at the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge.

The incident occurred just before 9:30 p.m. last night in a parking lot at the mall by Nazarene Way. A 34-year-old woman from Lorton told police that as she was standing next to her vehicle after getting off work, she was approached by a man who was asking for directions. Police say the man then grabbed the woman and began to choke her, falling to the ground. The suspect then demanded the victim's car keys, according to police, and attempted to force her into the backseat of the vehicle.

The woman was able to escape on foot and just suffered minor injuries.

The suspect in the case is described as an Hispanic male in his early 20's, 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black beanie-style cap. Anyone with information is asked to contact Prince William County police.

NPR

Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
NPR

From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
NPR

Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.
NPR

In Silicon Valley, Paying For Access To Peace Of Mind

The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.