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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 04/13/2010

Woman raped in Alexandria

By Washington Post editors

A 22-year-old woman was raped early Tuesday morning along Duke Street, about two blocks from the King Street Metro Station, WJLA reports.

Alexandria police said the woman was walking in the 1600 block of Duke Street just after midnight Tuesday when a man grabbed her. The man had a box cutter and forced her into an alley, where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Alexandria police at 703-838-4711 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703-838-4858.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 13, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
Tags:  Duke Street, Sexual assault  
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freaking animal. women in VA if you have to walk alone at night, you have the option of purchasing, learning how to use, and carrying loaded firearms. It you are approached by an animal with a box cutter in VA, it is perfectly within your rights to aim directly at his crotch, say, "you won't be raping any women ever again pond scum" and pulling the trigger. Now, wouldn't that be a better solution?

Posted by: red2million | April 13, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

God gave us guns for many reasons.
One great reason: defend the heck out of yourself from rapists.

Posted by: CrabHands | April 13, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Where's a description of the rapist?

Is he white, black or latino or Aisian?

No description?

Posted by: kenk3 | April 14, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

what, so now we blame rape victims for not carrying a gun? that is preposterous. not everyone wants to carry a gun, and we should have that option... and the right to not be raped. grow up and keep your yahooism out of this. plus, if you knew anything, you would know that when women carry weapons they are often used against them in the commission of a crime. if you are overpowered, how the hell do you just reach for your piece? think it through, people.

Posted by: jessmomma | April 14, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

WOMAN NEVER WALK ALONE AT NIGHT, yes it can also happen during daylight, but come on ladies, take notice.

Posted by: pink1 | April 14, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

"Obama disregards the media" and apparently you disregard the public's need for more DETAILS!! What does he look like and why is that always a secret!!??

Posted by: elle1 | April 14, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

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