Police investigating abduction attempt near campus

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    The Fort Worth and TCU Police Departments are investigating a reported abduction attempt early Friday morning two blocks south of campus, according to an e-mail from TCU Police.

    At about 3:30 a.m., a female student was dropped off at her residence by friends and was trying to enter her car when the suspect grabbed her and attempted to abduct her.

    Fort Worth Police Officer Sidney Keith said the suspect was waiting for the student when she arrived and that he directed sexual slurs toward the student.

    According to a police report, the nature of the dispatch call was sexual assault. The victim, however, was able to call for help and fight off the suspect. She escaped with only minor scrapes and abrasions, Keith said.

    Police had not found any suspects as of Monday, but would continue the investigation by searching for witnesses and possible suspects, Keith said.

    According to the e-mail, the suspect was described as a heavy-set, clean-shaven Hispanic male in his mid-20s who was wearing a dark baseball cap. Keith said Monday that the suspect’s description was confirmed to match that in the initial e-mail. The suspect drove a dark-colored car, and the student said she saw a second suspect in the car who never exited the vehicle.

    TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said he could not comment on the incident because it is an open Fort Worth Police Department investigation.

    As of Monday afternoon, Keith said there were no new developments in the case.

    News editor Marshall Doig contributed to this report.