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Woman Escapes Violent Attempted Abduction In Boston

By Lauren Leamanczyk, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON (CBS) – A warning has been issued by police after a woman was nearly kidnapped on a Boston street Thursday afternoon. The victim says a man tried to pull her into his van as she was walking down Southampton Street right near the fire department.

She says the driver pulled over and asked if she needed a ride. When she said no, she claims he reached across the seat and grabbed her by the head and neck trying to pull her inside.

She says she threw soda in the man’s face and he threw dirt at her before she finally escaped and ran a block to Transit Police headquarters. The woman was not hurt.

Police say her attacker was a light skinned Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt. He was clean shaven and driving a small white vehicle – possibly a van, with the passenger seat removed.

Police want you call them with any information at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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