Woman escapes abduction attempt in South Boston

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Boston police are searching for a man who attempted to pull a woman into a van in South Boston on Thursday afternoon.
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A woman was nearly abducted in broad daylight Thursday afternoon in South Boston, according to police.

The woman was walking down Southampton Street when a man in a small white van without a passenger seat pulled over and asked if she wanted a ride.

Police told the Boston Herald, “The victim told the suspect she was all set. … The suspect insisted she take the ride, lunged over and grabbed the victim.”

When she declined, he reached out and tried to pull her into the van by her head and neck.

The woman escaped after throwing soda in the attacker’s face. He retaliated by throwing dirt he had inside the vehicle at her face. She then ran a block over to Transit Police headquarters.

She described the attacker as a light-skinned Hispanic male, with a clean-shaven fave and wearing a white T-shirt, according to the Herald.

Police ask that anyone with any information at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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