A 37-year-old Maryland man suspected in a domestic assault was arrested Saturday night after being bitten by an Alexandria Police Department K-9 officer in Old Town.
The incident occurred at around 9 p.m. in the 300 block of N. West Street. The suspect allegedly brandished a weapon and pointed it at an unknown age female and male, threw the woman to the ground and punched the male in the face before driving off in a black SUV.
The suspect was later arrested at the entrance to the ramp for Interstate 495 near S. Patrick Street. The suspect was bitten by a K-9 officer, according to dispatch reports, was treated at the hospital and then arrested for pointing/brandishing a firearm, resisting arrest and assault and battery
The suspect’s arraignment is on July 26.
Anyone with information on this incident can call the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.
The city’s Sexual Assault Center and Domestic Violence Program is open, and hotlines are available 24/7 at 703-684-7273 [Sexual Assault Hotline] or 703-746-4911 [Domestic Violence Hotline]. Online support is also available with The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.
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