A 26-year-old Alexandria man was arrested earlier this month for brandishing a firearm and domestic assault and battery.
The suspect was arrested at his job, a restaurant on the waterfront in Old Town on August 3. He was released the next day on bond.
On August 1, the suspect’s wife called police and said she feared her husband was waiting at home for her with a gun. She told them that she had recently ended things with him and that he was looking for her.
The victim told police that on July 29 at around 11 p.m., that she was ready to go out and was wearing something “flashy” that her husband didn’t like.
“At this point, she stated that she was sitting on the bed when (the suspect) physically asaulted her by pulling her hair and slapping her with an open hand,” police reported in a search warrant affidavit. “She reported he then retrieved a blue book bag from inside the closet.”
Police continued, “She explained that (the suspect) pointed this handgun to her temple and threatened to kill her,” police said. “(The victim) stated she was in fear of her life, she then unclothed herself in order to protect her life.”
The victim reported that her husband then raped her.
The suspect was arrested at his work, which is a restaurant on the waterfront in Old Town. He denied all of the charges, but said that he did, in fact, own a 9 mm handgun.
The Alexandria Sexual Assault Center and Domestic Violence Program is available 24/7 to listen and help at 703-746-4911.
“If you are a neighbor and know that an abusive incident is occurring, call the police immediately,” the city said. “Calling the police is simply the most effective way to protect the victim and children from immediate harm.”
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