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UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Attempted Abduction

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Attempted Abduction

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.


INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Attempted Abduction


OCCURRED:             November 21, 2019/ Approximately 11:45 p.m.


LOCATION:              4700 Block of Harvard Road (near Rhode Island Avenue), College Park, Maryland


PGPD CASE #:           PP19112200000921



On November 22, 2019, at approximately 1:12 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus attempted abduction. The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m., on November 21, 2019, in the 4700 block of Harvard Road, College Park, MD.

A female student reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department today, that she was walking in the 4700 block of Harvard Road when a male knocked her over and attempted to pull her in the opposite direction. The victim screamed, which got the attention of two people, who ran over to help. The suspect then left and was last seen heading towards Baltimore Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, skinny build, unhealthy thin appearance, and approximately 30 to 35 years of age. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black sunglasses and carrying a black backpack.

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Email address is: