Police: Recent Reported Assault on Holmes Run Trail Never Occurred
Two women were attacked on trail earlier this year.
Alexandria police say a reported assault Nov. 17 on the Holmes Run Trail near Duke Street never happened.
The sexual assault was reported this week by The Washington Post. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said he spoke with the staff member who compiled the report, who said she received it from crimereports.com.
However, a second search of that website did not list any such attack, Donaldson said in an email, leading him to believe there was a glitch in the computer system. The incident might have been confused with another report around the same time of a person being drunk in public at a 7-Eleven at 2 S. Jordan St., Donaldson said.
Several months ago, two women reported being attacked on the popular West End trail in separate incidents. No arrests have been made in those cases.