Arlington police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of sexual assault in Crystal City on Thursday.
Around 8:39 a.m., the man followed the victim into a commercial building in the 1500 block of Richmond Highway, police spokesperson Ashley Savage said. The man cornered the victim inside an elevator and inappropriately touched and sexually assaulted the victim before witnesses entered the area, causing the suspect to flee the scene on foot, she said.
The man is described as black, approximately 6 feet tall with an athletic build. He was wearing a black shirt, dark pants and sneakers at the time of the incident.
To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).