Attempted kidnapping reported at White River State Park
4:21 PM, Sep 3, 2014
7:48 PM, Sep 3, 2014
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.