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State police seek man who tried to kidnap woman who ran out of gas along I-5 near Salem

Oregon State Police Northern Command Center asks anyone with information to call (503) 375-3555 or *OSP from your mobile phone and reference Oregon State Police case number SP18-048588.

SALEM, Ore. - A man stopped to help a woman who ran out of gas on Interstate 5 near the Market Street onramp early Thursday morning.

She declined his help.

He grabbed her arm and tried to drag her to his truck.

She escaped when an unidentified woman slowed down as she drove by and yelled out the window.

"The man then let go of the woman, ran back to his pickup and sped away," Oregon State Police said in a statement.

Now troopers are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect and locate witnesses.

The suspect is described as a white adult, 5'9" to 5'10" tall, medium build, about 200 lbs. He has dark brown hair and was wearing a dark colored plain T-shirt, jeans and athletic type shoes.

He was driving a dark blue or black standard cab 4x4 pickup that appeared "beat up."

The victim worked with a forensic sketch artist from the Clackamas County Sheriff's office to develop a sketch of the suspect.

Oregon State Police Northern Command Center asks anyone with information to call (503) 375-3555 or *OSP from your mobile phone and reference Oregon State Police case number SP18-048588.

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