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Attempted Abduction Reported Near MSU

Missouri State University’s Safety and Transportation Department is warning of an attempted off-campus abduction near MSU early this morning.

According to a public safety alert sent by the department,  a woman was walking to her apartment in the 700 block of E. Walnut at around 4 a.m. when a man attempted to grab her.  She was able to get away and ran to the Kum & Go at Elm and Kimbrough for help.

The suspect is described as in his early 30s with a reddish-brown beard, wearing a dark blue hoodie and black leather gloves.

Officers say you should always be aware of your surroundings.  If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810 or 9-1-1.