Skip to main content

Attempted kidnapping reported by student near U of M campus

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

An attempted kidnapping was reported early Wednesday morning near the University of Minnesota campus.

KSTP reports that according to a crime alert, a woman was walking alone on University Avenue around 12:10 a.m. when she was approached by two males in a dark blue sedan.

A suspect in the passenger seat of the car asked if the woman needed help. When she replied "no," he got out of the car and confronted her on the sidewalk.

According to a crime alert, when she tried to defend herself with pepper spray, the man pushed her to the ground and used it on her. She screamed and the suspects drove away on University Avenue.

KARE 11 reports that police describe the suspect as a black male between 20 and 25 years old. The man stands around six feet two inches to six feet four inches tall with a medium build and medium complexion.

The incident comes just a few days after another student reported she was sexually assaulted early Sunday morning by someone impersonating a police officer. A similar assault also occurred in Fridley over the weekend.

Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.

The U of M campus police have recently increased patrols due to a rise in crime during the semester.

Police want anyone with information on the attempted kidnapping to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8477. The case reference number is MP-13-394848.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 8.25.27 PM

Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd

The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 7.18.52 PM

Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury

Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.

Eric Reinbold

Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'

Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.

police tape

Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park

The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 9.06.25 AM

3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown

Two people in the house were uninjured.

FeDh7pUWAAg3NMd

Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery

The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.

st. cloud state university hockey

SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher

Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.

Amber alert wisconsin

Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large

Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 10.18.12 AM

3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour

The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 9.06.40 AM

What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 7.53.55 AM

Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.

Related