UConn Police arrest man for attempted abduction
Published: Friday, May 4, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 19:05
UConn Police have arrested and identified the man who attempted to abduct a female student early this afternoon, but will not release his name until they send out a press release which they are currently working on.
The suspect was described by the female student as a white male, 40-60 years old, with gray hair and dressed in camouflage, according to the UConn emergency alert system update at 2:54 p.m.
The attempted abduction took place in the Horsebarn Hill Road and Gurleyville Road area, according to the police alert. A hand gun was seen in the vehicle, which was described as a new-looking silver or dark gray Toyota pickup truck with a tonneau cover. The vehicle was seen heading down Gurleyville Road before police identified and arrested him.
All UConn students were alerted via emails and text messages of the incident 50 minutes after the attempted abduction at 2:43 p.m. The university alert status is no longer in emergency condition. A second text message was sent out to students at 4:50 p.m. canceling the crime alert. UConn police have sent out an announcement to all students and staff giving more details of the incident.
According to the UConn Police annual crime yearly stats, this is the first report of attempted abduction in the past three years.