Kidnapping Attempted Near UCSD: Police

The woman kicked, screamed for help and was able to get away

A man attempted to kidnap a woman who was walking toward the UC San Diego campus, according to police.

Police said at around 8:15 p.m. a female student was walking through a shortcut from UCSD graduate school housing toward campus when a suspect began following her. As the woman approached the top of the trail, the suspect grabbed her from behind and tried to pull her down into the canyon.

The woman kicked, screamed for help and was able to get away, according to police. She was not injured.

The suspect then fled the scene and went southbound into the canyon toward La Jolla Village Drive near the westbound Interstate 5 ramp. 

Police are searching for a suspect who is described as a man standing at 6 feet tall with a thin build and light hair that could be as long as shoulder length. He was wearing a dark baseball cap and dark hooded sweatshirt with an unknown embroidery on the back.

The suspect has not been apprehended.

If anyone has information on this incident, please call 858-534-4357.

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