State College Police Report Attempted Abduction On Locust Lane

State College Police sent out a press release Sunday evening about an attempted abduction at the intersection of Locust Lane and East Nittany Avenue in downtown State College. The incident reportedly occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. early Sunday morning.

According to the release, a white, heavy-set male drove up to a white, college-age female at the intersection of the two streets while she was walking home. The male allegedly grabbed the female and threw her in the back of his car and drove her about 10-15 minutes away from State College. The victim was then reportedly able to escape from the vehicle and flag down an Uber driver who drove her back to her residence in town.

The alleged abductor’s vehicle is described as an old, silver Chrysler minivan with a gray interior. The male was reported to be between 55-60 years of age with shoulder-length gray/white hair and a “cropped” white beard. He was wearing a light blue sweatshirt as well as a white and blue baseball hat and appeared to be somewhere between 6’2″ and 6’6″.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150, by email, or by submitting an anonymous tip.

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