Police arrested a man after a woman fell from the eighth floor of an apartment building in Northwest DC Thursday evening.
DC Fire and EMS were called to the 4500 block of Connecticut Avenue NW after 7 pm for reports of a woman who had suffered injuries from a long fall. She landed on a landscaped area next to the building.
Witnesses say the woman had a rope tied around her legs, according to police.
“There was some type of rope or item tied around parts of her body – her legs, specifically,” said Cmdr. Duncan Bedlion.
The woman suffered critical injuries but is stable, police said. She was taken to a trauma center.
A man at the scene gave police information that led them to believe he was a suspect.
“A suspect arrived on the scene,” Bedlion said. “He was disturbed. He provided some information that led us to believe that he was a suspect in this case and he has since been placed under arrest.”
The 1-year-old child of the victim and the suspect was considered missing for a time but has been found safe.
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