Tulane student forced into vehicle by unknown man early Sunday morning

Tulane student forced into vehicle by unknown man early Sunday morning

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Tulane University Police Department sent out an alert to students Sunday stating that a student was kidnapped early Sunday morning off-campus.

According to TUPD, a female student was at the intersection of Feret Street and Broadway Street at 4:30 a.m. when a silver vehicle pulled up next to her and stopped.

The victim says the driver got out of the vehicle, approached the woman and told her that he had a gun and to not resist. The suspect then forced the woman into the vehicle and drove away.

According to the victim, the suspect told her that he thought she was prostitute and then demanded sex from her.

After the victim told the suspect that she was not a prostitute but a student at Tulane and pleaded for him to bring her back to campus, the suspect turned the vehicle around at I-10 and Causeway and dropped her off in the 8200 block of Willow Street.

The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim described the suspect as a black male in his mid-thirties with a light complexion, heavy build, beer belly and a bald head.  He is about 6'0" tall and was wearing blue jeans and a polo style shirt.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to call TUPD at (504) 865-381 or the New Orleans Police Department at (504) 821-2222.

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