Update – Reported Attempted Abduction is a False Report

Detectives from the Major Crimes and Forensics Bureaus continued their investigation into the attempted abduction that was reported to have taken place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the 6600 block of Fort Hunt Road.

Late today, after an extensive several day investigation detectives have determined the event did not occur.  Although this is now deemed to be a false report, detectives would like to thank the community and multiple media outlets who helped share what was reported to the police department.

(Original release date: January 22, 2020)

Attempted Abduction in Belle Haven

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating an attempted abduction of a juvenile that occurred yesterday between 4:15 and 5 p.m. in the 6600 block of Fort Hunt Road.  A Belle View Elementary School student was walking on a sidewalk along Fort Hunt Road when a man approached from behind and picked the student up. The student fought the man off and the suspect ran from the area. The student returned to the school and notified administrators who immediately called police. The suspect was described as a white man in his 40s, approximately 5’11”, medium build, with short brown hair. He had a trimmed grey beard and red bumps on his face. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a brown hooded jacket, loose blue jeans and boots.

Detectives are asking community members in the area of Fort Hunt Road and Belle View Boulevard to review any home surveillance footage from Jan. 21 between 4 and 5 p.m. in case they may have captured an image of the suspect.

Anyone who has information or has surveillance images they believe are helpful are asked to call our Major Crimes Bureau detectives at 703-246-7800, option 6. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

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