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Detectives Release Sketch of Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

Detectives are investigating after a man brandished a gun and attempted to kidnap a woman as she waited for her rideshare vehicle earlier this month.

The victim was on 11 Avenue between E Union and E Pike waiting for her rideshare at around 4:25 in the morning. While she waited, the suspect, a male motorist, drove by slowly and stared at her. The suspect parked and ordered the victim into his car at gunpoint. The victim yelled for help and ran away. The suspect got into his car and drove off. The victim ran to her rideshare, who arrived around the corner, and they both contacted police.

The incident happened on February 1. Detectives have surveillance video of the incident, but are not releasing it at this time.

Detectives are requesting public assistance in identifying and locating the suspect (see sketch below).

The suspect is a black male in his twenties or thirties. He is about 5’10 and has a medium build.

Detectives believe the suspect was driving an early 2000s Nissan Maxima (or similar appearing vehicle) that is either black or dark in color. The car has scrapes or scratches on the driver’s side.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the SPD tip line at (206) 233-5000 or contact Crimestoppers of Puget Sound.