Police were searching for a man who attempted to abduct a woman on Capital University's campus early Wednesday morning.
According to investigators, an 18-year-old freshman was approached by a man while on the plaza around 12:15 a.m. The woman and a friend were sitting near a fountain.
The student said that the man told her that he was from Germany and was in town hanging dry wall and needed help. She said that he then asked her to go to his car with him and then he tried to grab her.
Investigators said that other people reported being approached by a man matching the description. Police described the attempted abductor as a black man in his 20s, standing approximately 6 feet tall. He was not wearing a shirt.
The student was not injured in the attempted abduction.
Capital University senior Danielle Parisey said that she got a text about the crime.
“When you hear of something going on by the fountains, well, I know friends who were here last night, or I know people who live on such and such street. It makes me really nervous for me and my friends,” Parisey said.
Parisey said that she would not walk alone on campus at night.
Police said that a second crime alert was issued after a student was robbed near campus. University police said that the two incidents were not related.
Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at 614-236-6666.
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