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The Fairfax District is shaken this morning after a woman was pulled into an alley and forcibly raped last night as she walked home on busy Melrose Avenue, police said.
Police have issued a predator alert, and they are asking women to walk in lighted areas and avoid places where they might be vulnerable, such as darkened alleys -- even in this trendy area known for its nice restaurants and boutique shops.
Police said they were still searching for a suspect. No other information was immediately available.