No charges after woman allegedly assaulted in Del Ray Sunday afternoon

A man was arrested after an alleged misdemeanor assault and battery in the 2400 block of Mount Vernon Avenue on Sunday, April 28, 2024 (via Google Maps)

No charges were filed against a man arrested for a suspected misdemeanor assault and battery on Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray on Sunday.

A passerby called 911 at around 1:30 p.m. to report seeing a man allegedly position himself behind a woman and then rub “himself all over her” on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of Mount Vernon Avenue, according to Alexandria Police Department dispatches.

A man matching a description of the suspect was arrested minutes later after a brief foot pursuit a block away from where the incident allegedly occurred. The suspect was arrested in St. Asaph Park (221 E. Mount Ida Avenue).

No charges were filed against the suspect, and APD is still investigating the incident. The suspect was transferred to another jurisdiction. Police also said that the man is not suspected of any other sexual assault incidents in Del Ray that are currently being investigated.

“The suspect was apprehended based on an outstanding warrant from a neighboring jurisdiction,” APD communications manager Tracy Walker said. “At this time, this individual is not considered to be associated with any other incidents.”

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