Akron Police searching for suspect in failed abduction attempt - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Akron Police searching for suspect in failed abduction attempt

Attempted abduction under investigation. (Source: WOIO) Attempted abduction under investigation. (Source: WOIO)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, a 37-year-old woman, waiting for the bus at Inman Street and 5th Avenue, was approached by a man. 

The male suspect pointed a gun at the victim, grabbed her around the neck and attempted to force her across the street and into a wooded area. 

The woman pulled away from the suspect and screamed. The suspect fled on foot in a southwest direction. The victim ran home and called police. The woman was not injured.

The suspect is a man, 38 – 45 years old, 6'0” – 6'02”, 210 – 240 lbs., wearing a black mask and hat, dark-colored shirt, blue jogging pants and white New Balance shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.

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