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DEVELOPING NEWARK NJ: Reported Abduction Under Investigation in Newark

By rlsmetro on

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.