FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (7News) — A 25-year-old man wanted for stabbing a dog to death in Falls Church over the weekend will face charges after he was caught and arrested Monday morning, authorities said.
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City of Falls Church police said Reyan Hassan Ibrahim fatally stabbed a dog that was being walked by its owner around 9 a.m. at the intersection of W. Broad Street and S. Maple Avenue.
The family of Lucy, a German Shepperd mix, said they are devastated and heartbroken.
At around 11 a.m., Ibrahim was caught by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (WMAA) Police Department during a traffic stop near Dulles Airport, officials said shortly after noon.
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No humans were injured, and Ibrahim was transported to the Loudoun County detention center, police said.
Wheatland Farm owner, Muriel Foster, said the same suspect was wandering around her property trying to injure horses and said he is responsible for killing several ducks and a rooster.
In a Facebook post by Foster, she said “Wheatland Farm’s horses were targeted by a brazen intruder, possibly carrying a weapon, and in broad daylight . While our horses were lucky to escape injury by the quick action of staff, the intruder now may be targeting animals across the county including Ashburn.”
Reyan Ibrahim is also the same suspect who was arrested for three incidents of destruction of property, estimated at approximately $20,000 in November 2023, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said he is accused of destroying the electronic menu board at a McDonald’s drive-thru, breaking a bottle of wine and the entrance door at a Sheetz and breaking glass entrance doors at a Chick-fil-A.
Ibrahim, of Broadlands, Virginia, was identified by his license plate number.