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Manhunt underway for suspect accused of abducting OSU student, stealing van at gunpoint near Mansfield campus

Ty'rell Pounds and the abduction victim (Source: OSU Department of Public Safety)
Ty'rell Pounds and the abduction victim (Source: OSU Department of Public Safety)
Updated: Feb. 11, 2019 at 3:06 PM EST
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MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) - Police are searching for the suspect who abducted a female student and stole a vehicle at gunpoint near the Ohio State University Mansfield campus.

According to the OSU’s Department of Public Safety, a female student was standing in the campus parking lot just before noon on Monday when she was approached by Ty’rell Pounds.

Pounds reportedly displayed a handgun and forced the student into his vehicle before fleeing the area.

Police were able to locate his vehicle nearby, but he then is accused of stealing a separate vehicle, described as a dark-colored 2019 Dodge Caravan with license plate number FMZ-9621, at gunpoint.

Investigators say Pounds is known by the abduction victim.

Anyone with details on Pounds’ whereabouts should call the Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 419-756-2222.

Pounds should be considered armed and dangerous.

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