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Friday, January 4, 2008

This Week in Crime: a mob scene in South Reston

That awesome New Year's stabbing? Just a run of the mill mob attack.

A Reston mob allegedly attacked two 19-year-old Maryland men after they dropped off a friend at her home near the intersection of Glade Drive and Marginella Drive.

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, around 1:30 a.m., the two men attempted to drive away when a group of 10 to 15 men surrounded the victims' vehicle. One of the men reached through a back window and stabbed a passenger in the back. Another member of the group punched the driver. The driver pulled away and called 911. Once help arrived, the stabbing victim was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The driver was not seriously injured.

Police arrested a 17-year-old Reston man in connection with the assault and charged him with assault by mob, destruction of property, and brandishing of a firearm. There were no descriptions of other group members provided to police and there have been no arrests for the stabbing.
Fairfax County police say the mob assault "could" be gang-related. Ya think? Either that, or the Design Review Board gets to be a pretty unruly bunch after a few belts of champagne.

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