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Possible abduction attempt on MSU campus

MSU Police (Drew Powell, WTVA)
MSU Police (Drew Powell, WTVA)
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Updated: 9/12/2013 11:44 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Mississippi State University Police Department investigation continues into a report of a possible abduction attempt on the Starkville campus Wednesday night near a residence hall.

The current status at MSU is that all MSU students and personnel are present or accounted for and no injuries were reported.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Authorities say at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, the MSUPD received a report from a person who said that they were walking behind Sessums Hall when an unidentified man jumped from between two cars and attempted to grab them.

The victim shouted for help and a second man responded to the cries for help.

The perpetrator then released the victim and ran toward the campus Burger King.

The unidentified man was wearing a grey shirt.

There is no additional descriptive information available at this time.

MSUPD responded immediately and secured the scene.

A preliminary campus search for the perpetrator and the process of verifying the immediate safety of Sessums Hall and other residence halls followed.

At 11:39 p.m., Mississippi State University issued a Maroon Alert notification for the Starkville campus informing the campus community that the MSUPD had received notification of a possible abduction attempt near Sessums Hall.

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