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Alexandria police seek assault suspect

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Alexandria Police sought help from the public to find a man suspected of assaulting people at homeless camps at the city's western edge.

Police identified the suspect as Marcos Campos, 30, of Alexandria, and said he stands 5’8” and weighs 210 lbs. Authorities said Campos, who has black hair and brown eyes, frequents the Landmark area and "is considered to be extremely dangerous and may be carrying a knife."

Campos. (Alexandria Police)

A 40-year-old man sleeping at a homeless camp in a wooded area at Duke Street and South Van Dorn Street said he received severe injuries to the face and his cell phone was stolen at 1:15 a.m. August 15 by a man he knew as Marcos, after a female friend complained that Marcos was bothering her, police said.

Warrants for malicious wounding and robbery were filed and police asked anyone with tips to call Detective Victor Ignacio at 703.519.3491 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703.838.4858.

-- Spencer S. Hsu

By Washington Post Editors  | September 30, 2010; 8:35 AM ET
Categories:  Alexandria, Spencer S. Hsu  
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Why is there a homeless camp in Alexandria? And why aren't the police/INS investigating this camp and routing out illegals?

Posted by: 10bestfan | September 30, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Why is there a homeless camp in Alexandria? And why aren't the police/INS investigating this camp and routing out illegals?

Posted by: 10bestfan |

Because Alexandria is a sanctuary city.

Posted by: Calabrese99 | September 30, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Who is Campos? Why is he considered extremely violent other than the one mentioned incident? Is he an Illegal? WaPo, as usual for you, this is pretty poor crime reporting.

Posted by: wjc1va | September 30, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Why is there a homeless camp in Alexandria? And why aren't the police/INS investigating this camp and routing out illegals?

Posted by: 10bestfan | September 30, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

The way this society is set up, you ask why there are homeless people in Alexandria. What, is Alexandria excempt to what is happening around America. And do you also believe there are no citizens born in America there? This is why this country has problems. Rather than worry about rich people who get tax breaks and the same people rich people who send jobs over seas and hold jobs from people for profit, idiots continue to focus on imigrants, complain about healthcare reform they never took the time to learn and wonder if our president who was raised by his white half and hadn't seen his father since he was 5, is a true American or muslim. Please start focusing on what it truly hurting this country. I lot of talk un-needed talk is getting people of base. Bottom line is under Clinton, if yoou were'nt working you were lazy. Under Bush, you could have a PH.D and not find a job. We have been lied to across the board and have allowed our focus to be taken were it does not belong. You don't want to cleans toilets, fry burgers or work for less then your worth. Make your rich congress members tell their even richer friends to bring jobs back home. stop listening to the bull republicans are saying about jobs not being created because of uncertainty. What uncertainty.Record profits and no jobs. A-1 credit, but no small business', but your republicans told you the tax breaks in 2002 would prevent this problem.

Posted by: bobby31 | September 30, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Hey Bobby, I'm not a Republican, I clean my own house,including the toilets,don't support companies sending jobs overseas or wall street rober-barons lining their pockets....But I do think that illegals should not be here and do effect the quality of everyone's life! What part of illegal do you not understand?!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | September 30, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

We have enough poor people. We don't need any more. Please stop reproducing.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | September 30, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

It is baffling that people come here illegally, can't get jobs (10 percent unemployment),wind up living in the woods outside of DC, and stab people with knives. It's only a matter of time until the next Chandra Levy. The blood will be on the hands of those who have encouraged this illegal immigration mess and scoffed at enforcing the immigration laws. There is NO sanctuary for the innocent victims.

Posted by: Dave115 | September 30, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

10bestfan: Could not have said it better!!!!

Posted by: rehva | September 30, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

A homeless man has a cell phone?? WTF??

Posted by: 7900rmc | September 30, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love how every comment thread gets turned into something political. "hey, that person said something I didn't like! That must mean that person is a (fill in the blank) who must also think (stereotypical thoughts of certain demographic/race/political affiliation)! I am clearly better than that person because I don't believe those things because I am not biased/selfish/arrogant/ignorant/etc. like that other person! Hooray for me! I will show my superiority via a WaPo comment!"

Posted by: pswift00 | September 30, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

This guy was just profiled on Joan Velez-Mitchell's show tonight. A lady took him to her house to do some work on her bathroom and he beat her so bad with a hammer she now has brain damage. This happened in July. They have pix of him leaving ..wait for it.. Home Depot with her.

Posted by: msdooby1 | September 30, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

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