Attempted kidnapping reported in Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Attempted kidnapping reported in Hartford


Hartford police are investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping that happened Sunday night.

According to police, an unidentified woman was walking in the area of 45 Capen St. around 9 p.m. when a man she did not know, called out to her.

He came up behind her, pulled on her jacket and put her in a bear hug from behind.

The woman said the man tried to force her into an alley, but she fought and screamed, police said.

"It's very frightening but I try not to roam the streets at night. I drive my car, go from point A to point B, come into the house at a certain time because it gets dangerous out here," said Tameka Bailey of Hartford. "No matter what time of day, but especially at night."

The woman was eventually able to break free and run away. She was not seriously injured, according to police.

 "It's shocking and not pleasant at all because a lot of children pass this way each morning and a lot of people who walk this way during the night," Bailey said. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5'11 to 6' tall, full beard, wearing a black knit cap, long jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call 860-757-4089 or the tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477). All tips will be kept confidential.

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