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DEVELOPING NEWARK NJ: Reported Abduction Under Investigation in Newark


Police in Newark are investigating an attempted abduction that was reported in the city’s downtown earlier this afternoon.

According to preliminary reports, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police received information on a possible abduction of a female at 494 Broad Street.

Police say witnesses reported that a female was taken by a 6ft tall 200-pound black male who wore dark blue pants and a black hat.

According to police, the suspect drove a newer model Dodge Charger color grey, with a NJ Temp tag license “R2268266”.

Essex County Sheriff’s officers on patrol on Raymond Boulevard located a vehicle fitting the description on Freeman Street at around 7 p.m. where they requested assistance after boxing in the car.

The driver and at least one other person was driven away in a patrol car but it is not immediately confirmed if the female was located at the scene.

Police officials say they are actively investigating the incident at this time.

UPDATED 8:01pm Police say this is a domestic related incident with the female victim and the male suspect in custody at this time.