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Man tries to abduct woman walking home in Falls Church

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 28-year-old man was arrested for grabbing a woman and covering her mouth while she was walking home from the East Falls Church Metro station on Tuesday night, police said.

Elmer Moises Nieto Lara, 28, of Falls Church was arrested and is being charged with abduction with the intent to defile.

The investigation shows that a 28-year-old Falls Church woman was walking home in the 100 block of Jennifer Street when Lara grabbed her and covered her mouth with his hands, police said.


The victim struggled and screams which caused Lara to run away toward Leesburg Pike. The woman then contacted police.

Officers were able to find Lara in the area. The victim did not need medical attention.

Anyone with information about Lara, or who may have witnessed this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 .


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