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Man arrested in 2 attempted Alexandria abductions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with two attempted abduction incidents that happened Thursday in the Alexandria area, Alexandria police said.

The first attempted abduction happened around 9:04 p.m. in the 900 block of N. Patrick Street when a man followed a woman into her apartment building and into the elevator. The man tried to push her inside when she unlocked her door. The woman screamed and the suspect fled.

The second incident happened shortly after around 9:54 p.m. in the 700 block of N. Fayette Street when a man approached a woman while she was opening her front door and tried to push her inside of the apartment. The victim screamed and the man fled.

Marquette Johnson,34, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted abduction and two counts of attempted burglary. He was held without bond.

Police believe he may be connected to other assaults in the area. 

Anyone with information about these or similar incidents or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Brad Cecchetti at 703.746.6858.

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