Man Attempts to Kidnap Fort Worth Jogger at Gunpoint

Woman screamed, drew attention to scare attacker away

By Ben Russell
|  Thursday, May 8, 2014  |  Updated 12:36 PM CDT
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Fort Worth police are asking for help identifying a suspect who attempted to kidnap a woman Sunday morning just west of downtown.

Ellen Bryan, NBC 5

Fort Worth police are asking for help identifying a suspect who attempted to kidnap a woman Sunday morning just west of downtown.

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Fort Worth police are asking for help identifying a suspect who attempted to kidnap a woman Sunday morning in the 1400 block of W. 5th Street.
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Fort Worth police are asking for help identifying the person who attempted to kidnap a woman Sunday morning just west of downtown.

The incident happened in the 1400 block of W. 5th Street at approximately 11:35 a.m., according to police.

The 28-year-old victim was jogging when she was approached by a man wearing a dark purple shirt and blue jeans, police said.

The man threatened the woman with a black pistol and attempted to physically force her to go with him, according to a news release.

The victim screamed and drew the attention of witnesses who were walking by a nearby bank drive-thru area, police said, which caused the man to leave the victim and walk away.

Police have described the man as black, about 25- to 30-years-old, between 5 feet 11 inches tall to 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds. 

If you have any information about the man, please contact police.

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