Woman escapes kidnapping attempt near San Diego State University

Incident occurred in 5600 block of Montezuma Rd.

SAN DIEGO - Police are searching for a man who they say attempted to kidnap a woman near San Diego State University.

A man grabbed a 20-year-old woman and pulled her toward his car near SDSU early Sunday, but she broke free and ran away, police said.

The young woman was walking in the south alley of 5600 Montezuma Road around 3 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown Asian male. He walked up to the victim and grabbed her arm and leg and attempted to pull her. The victim broke free and ran away. He did not have a weapon and the woman escaped uninjured, according to the SDSU Police Department.  

The suspect then drove toward Campanile Drive in a black four-door BMW or Volkswagen sedan, police said.

Police describe the suspect as Asian, in his mid-20s, tall with spiked hair. He was wearing a white shirt, light-colored jeans and glasses with black frames.

This is the second grabbing incident in the SDSU area in one week, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department San Diego Police Department’s non-emergency line at 619 531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 619-235-8477.

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