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15-year-old Fairfax jogger uses protective mace on attacker

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Fairfax County police are looking for a man who attacked a teenage jogger.

The assault happened Saturday night at around 10 p.m. in the Franconia-Springfield area as the girl was jogging along Hayfield Road towards Old Telegraph Road.

Police believe he accosted her from behind, but say she fought back and then sprayed the assailant with mace. Both the victim and attacker ran in different directions.

Police say the young woman was unable to give them a good description of the man, except to say he was wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt with khaki or cream colored pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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