Attempted abduction near Swarthmore campus

May 2, 2008 8:25:45 AM PDT
Police are investigating an attempted abduction near Swarthmore College. It began early this morning near the Swarthmore College campus when a student apparently fought off being forced into the suspect's vehicle. The assailant jumped into his car and took off from the scene, but not before witnesses were able to get a make on the vehicle.

Swarthmore Police issued a bulletin with the vehicle description, and a short time later a Marple Township officer spotted the car. The officer attempted to stop the car but a chase ensued, reaching speeds up to 75 miles per hour.

Springfield Township Police entered the pursuit as well, and about a mile later, after running several red lights, the vehicle finally came to a stop in front Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield.

The suspect was then taken into custody.

No word on charges.


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