Fairfax County Police said the woman was parked in the parking garage at Freedom and Fountain Drives about 3:30 p.m.
A man approached the victim and displayed a knife. The victim screamed loudly; she shouted for help and the suspect walked away, police said.
Officers were able to identify a suspect and obtained a warrant for Derrion M. l.ewis, 27, of Herndon, charging him with abduction.
Police, citing a pending case, did not give details on whether the suspect and victim knew one another or how they identified the suspect so quickly.
Officers have attempted to serve the warrant, but Lewis could not be located. The warrant is on file. The victim did not require medical attention.