Search Ongoing for Stabbing Suspect in Fairfax

Fair Oaks Police District – There is an ongoing search for the person who stabbed a woman walking on a path which parallels Vaden Drive near the intersection of Sprague Avenue.

Shortly after 7:30 this morning, officers from the Fair Oaks District were flagged down by a citizen reporting someone had been stabbed. Officers located the victim, a woman in her 20’s. A preliminary investigation determined a man approached her from behind, and stabbed her in the neck. The suspect ran away, and was last seen heading toward Blake Lane. The victim was taken to the hospital, with what are believed to be non-life- threatening injuries.

The suspect has been described as a male, possibly Hispanic. Initial reports were that he was in a black hoodie, but we now believe he was actually wearing a white T-shirt. The search is ongoing for the suspect. Detectives are canvassing the area, and attempting to identify and interview potential witnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.  You can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). Anonymous Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards from $100-$1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.