WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Multiple witnesses  help stop an attempted rape, police say.

More in a press release:

Attempted Rape – On December 13th at 6:13PM, police responded to the 14500 block of Potomac Mills Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a sexual assault.

The victim, a 19 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and a male acquaintance were walking into the HH Gregg when an unknown man ran up to them.

The man’s pants were down to his knees as he approached the victim. Once close enough, the man picked up the victim and took her to the ground where he then got on top of her.

Multiple witnesses intervened to get the man off of the victim. Officers arrived at the location and detained the man, identified as the accused.

The victim was not injured during the altercation. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on December 13th:

Jaguar Robert WILLIAMS-PALMER, 20, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted rape

Court date: January 14, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond