Woman reports attempted abduction at UNH


DURHAM, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A University of New Hampshire student reported an attempted abduction that happened adjacent to the campus Friday.

Around 5 p.m., the woman reported that several hours earlier, at about 1:45 a.m., while walking on Garrison Avenue three white men described as "military looking" pulled up next to her in a tan, four-door sedan with South Carolina license plates. Two of the men got out of the car and tried talking her into going with them. The men then took the woman by her arm and tried to force her into the car, police say. They then allegedly opened the trunk of the car and tried to get her inside. 

Other students, and friends of the woman, approached and prompted the other two men to get back in the car and leave the area. The woman was not injured, and the suspects were not located.

Campus and local police have increased their patrols of the area.

"I have about 65 officers on duty right now helping for various things on campus for move in, as well as responding to calls for service," said UNH Police Chief Paul Dean.

Anyone who may have been in the Garrison Avenue area early Friday morning is asked to call the Durham N.H. Police Department at 603-868-2334.