Man Attempts to Kidnap Fort Worth Jogger at Gunpoint

Woman screamed, drew attention to scare attacker away

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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