INDIANAPOLIS - A crime alert was issued after an attempted kidnapping in a downtown parking lot Tuesday morning.
Indiana State Police said the incident happened at the White River State Park surface parking lot just before 11:30 a.m.
An unidentified male approached the female victim, battered her and tried to force her into a vehicle, police said.
Authorities said the suspect threatened he had a gun, but a weapon was never displayed.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis police issued the crime alert after they were notified of the incident and its close proximity to campus.
IUPUI police offered the following tips to stay safe:
- Stay alert and aware of your surroundings
- Don’t be distracted with loud headphones
- Walk with confidence and show that you are aware and in control with your body language
- Trust your instincts
The incident remained under investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.
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