Boston police investigate attempted abduction


BOSTON ( -- Boston police are investigating an attempted abduction that took place in the area of Southampton and Atkinson streets Thursday afternoon.

The female victim tells police she was approached by a light skinned, clean shaven Hispanic male in a small white car at about 1:30 p.m. The suspect asked her if she needed a ride and she said she was all set. At that point, the suspect reportedly lunged over and grabbed her by the head and neck in an attempt to pull her into the car.

The victim told police she threw a cup of soda in the suspect's face, at which time he threw dirt that was inside the car in her face. He then fled the area.

Police say the victim declined medical treatment.

At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt. The car he was driving had a missing passenger seat and may have been a van.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police at 617-343-4742. Tips can be made anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP' to CRIME (27463).