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Woman sexually assaulted near Burke

Friday - 3/16/2012, 1:10pm  ET

BURKE, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County police say a 24-year-old woman was dragged into the woods and sexually assaulted near Burke.

Police say the woman was walking in the 9700 block of Commonwealth Boulevard about 10 p.m. Wednesday when the man grabbed her from behind and pulled her into a wooded area. Authorities say the man threatened her with knife or similar weapon and sexually assaulted her.

Police say the man was startled by a noise and fled.

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