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August 30. 2014 9:19PM

UNH student reports attempted abduction; Police step up patrols as school year starts

UNH student reports attempted abduction

DURHAM - The University of New Hampshire and Durham police departments were increasing patrols this weekend after a UNH student reported an attempted abduction off-campus.

UNH sent an email safety alert Friday after the female student came to police around 5 p.m. and reported three men tried to abduct her around 1:45 a.m.

The student said she was in the area of Strafford Avenue and Madbury Road when three white men pulled up in a sedan and tried coaxing her to go with them.

According to the report, two of the men got out of the car and grabbed the woman by the arm and opened the trunk. Police said some male friends of the woman came along, and the other men returned to the car and fled. The car was described as a tan sedan with South Carolina plates.

Police step up patrols as school year starts

MANCHESTER - Officers from the Manchester Police Department will be going back to school this week, too.

Police say officers will be at schools and patrolling the areas around the city's middle and high schools when classes resume Tuesday.

Members of the command staff also will be available to answer questions about MPD's school resource officer program and provide contact information.

The department issued a statement saying it hoped to work with schools, parents and students for a safe academic year.


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