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23-year-old woman sexually assaulted in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted Saturday in Arlington, Va., according to police.

The incident happened in the 1800 block of N. Scott Street. at approximately 2:33 a.m. Police say the victim was followed home and pushed into the bushes by an unknown man.

The suspect inappropriately touched the victim and implied that he had a knife, police said.

The suspect is described by police as a a black male in his 20's, approximately 5'10"-5'11" tall and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

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Tree falls on UPS truck in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Heavy rains and strong winds caused a tree to fall on top of a UPS truck in Arlington.

The tree fell on the truck near the intersection of North Stuart Street and Washington Boulevard in Arlington.

Man tries to pull woman into bushes in Arlington

Arlington Police are calling this crime an attempted abduction. They say a man approached a woman from behind, grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes. It happened at about 10:30 on Tuesday night in the 1200 block of N. Quincy Street. 

The victim says her attacker was a Hispanic man about 20- to 30-years-old, 5'7" tall and weighing around 150 lbs.

Police say the woman screamed after being attacked, there was a brief struggle and the man ran off. A neighbor heard the noise and came out to help, even chased the man before he got away.

The crime is unsettling news for those in this neighborhood, which is right in front of Washington Lee High School, near a park and several bus stops. 

"I think it's safe, although the attacks make me a little nervous," says one woman who lives nearby. "I get off at the bus stop right here." 

Fire at Arlington hospital under investigation

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A small fire that broke out at the Arlington Hospital Thursday afternoon is under investigation, Arlington County Fire Department said.

The hospital is located at 1701 N George Mason Dr. When crews got to the scene they found a small fire on the sixth floor that had started on a stretcher.

Arlington County Fire Department said a sprinkler put the fire out. Nobody was injured in the incident and the cause of fire remains under investigation.

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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Papal visit could cause road closures in Arlington County

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Pope Francis' visit to Washington D.C. could cause several road closures in Arlington County near the Rosslyn and Pentagon City Metro stations.

The closures will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on September 23 and September 24. They will only go into effect in the event of a large pedestrian walk out from Washington D.C.:


- N. 19th Street @ N. Lynn Street

- N. 19th Street @ Ft. Myer Drive

- N. Moore Street @ Lee Hwy

- Wilson Boulevard @ Ft. Myer Drive

- Wilson Boulevard @ N. Lynn Street

- Ft. Myer Drive @ N. 17th Street and Fairfax Drive


Army Navy Drive @ S. Eads Street

Teen critically injured after pit bull bite

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) – A 17-year-old male was critically injured Wednesday after a pit bull bit him.

According to Arlington police, the teen was trying to break up a fight between two pit bulls when one of them turned on him and attacked him, causing severe injuries.

The male was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital from a house on South 8th Street.

Police investigated the incident and do not expect to file any charges, but animal control took the dog that bit the teen into custody.

According to police, there were five pit bulls in the house and the teen’s sister operates a dog-sitting service for pit bulls.

The pit bull that bit the teen apparently had some history, police said. Last year, the teen was training the pit bull and kicked the dog when it would not comply with his commands, according to police. The dog then began acting in an aggressive manner towards the teen.