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UPDATED: Man With Knife Approaches Girl Near KPW

A similar incident occurred mid-March.

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UPDATE (4:07 p.m.): The girl ran and was not injured, according to Lucy Caldwell of the Fairfax County Police Department. Officers believe the man gave chase but never caught his victim.

So far county police consider this a "suspicious person” incident, Caldwell said. FCPD officers are canvassing the neighborhood, gathering information. Police have not yet linked this incident to the Kings Park West attack in mid-March.

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Fairfax County Police say a 13-year-old girl was approached by a man with a knife near Kings Park West Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 4:40 p.m. in the 9600 block of Pierrpont Street near Royal Lake and Burke Road. A man with a knife just over a month ago. A Woodson student was a few days after the KPW attack. No word yet on whether the cases are connected.

Police describe the suspect as between 15-18 years old, about 5'5'' with gray pants and a blue and orange hoodie. 

Patch is working on getting additional information. Call police at 703-644-7377 with any tips.

madam michelle April 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Is this the reason Commonwealth Blvd was blocked yesterday around 4:45? I saw fire trucks and police cars and lots of people but heard nothing reported on the news. looked like a major event. the article indicates it happened Thursday?
Whitney Rhodes April 21, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Sounds like it. Next time you see something like that, send me a note at whitney@patch.com and I'll check it out.... instead of having to wait for the FCPD announcement.
Tp April 21, 2012 at 09:27 PM
a car accident. I believe everyone will be ok.
Kathy April 22, 2012 at 03:30 AM
I drove by around 4 and there was a black SUV that had run over a sign post, then into a tree. It must have just happened as there were a group of people standing around the car, but they looked very calm. So, I agree that it must not have caused serious injury. I am thinking a new driver got flustered and hit the gas instead of the brake?
jbs April 22, 2012 at 03:58 AM
There was a big black suv that lost control going down to the 3-way stop, run over the street sign and lodged on top of a tree.

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