KSU Police Department investigating abduction attempt

Cameron Hoover

The Kent State University Police Department is investigating an August 12 incident where police said a man attempted to abduct a woman with “what appeared to be a knife or other sharp object.” The incident happened near the Esplanade at the corner of South Willow and East College Streets.

According to a campus advisory sent via email, the man approached the woman at about 2:40 a.m. and “told the woman to come with him.” The woman fled and the man ran in the opposite direction. The woman was not injured.

Kristin Anderson, the university’s director of external media relations, said the advisory is the only official statement Kent State has at this time. No additional information was available from the Kent State University Police Department.

Cameron Hoover is the managing editor. Contact him at [email protected].