Attempted Abduction at Arthur and James

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THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service reports that there was an apparent attempted abduction on July 18th at about 5:00 am.

Police say that “Uniformed officers took a report of a possible attempted abduction from a 29-year-old male. The report indicated that the male victim was walking in the area of Arthur Street and James Street on July 18, 2019, just after 5:00 am when he was approached by a vehicle and pulled inside.

The male was able to free himself from the occupants and exit the vehicle. He was not injured.

The male flagged down a citizen who assisted him to get to safety. The citizen’s vehicle is described as a white van; police are interested in speaking with this person.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black van. The occupants are described as two black males and two white males.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about the identity of these occupants is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Be safe out there, walking alone, especially at night, often people are at possible risk. Try not to be out alone.