The release of the suspect composite on Friday generated an enormous number of tips, according to police. As a result the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting the department with agents and analysts to help vet each and every tip.
The composite sketch released Friday night prompted an incident at a concert in DC over the weekend, when an audience member thought she saw someone who fit the description, according to a story in Monday's Washington Post. The concert took place at the National Academy of Science's building on Constitution Avenue NW. After park police spoke to the man, he was released.
Beginning Monday, detectives and officers will be out in the community surrounding Ridge Road Drive speaking with residents and handing out flyers. Law enforcement officers residents encounter will identify themselves and have credentials. Anyone who is apprehensive may call (703) 746-4444 or 9-1-1 if they feel they are in immediate danger, according to police.
Residents should continue to take standard precautions with their safety, police say. Police recommend locking doors and windows at all times, and be sure of who is at your door before you answer. Do not open your door for strangers, police warn.
The Alexandria Police Department will keep the public informed as the investigation progresses. To report any suspicious activity, call (703) 746-4444.
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