Man attempts to kidnap Cal State Northridge student

- A man tried to kidnap a Cal State Northridge student near the campus Tuesday, but she got away, police said.

The attempted kidnapping occurred about 3:40 p.m. on Dearborn Street, according to campus police.

The suspect was seen a day earlier in the university's Oviatt Library, police said.

A sketch of the suspect was issued by police in an emergency notification to students, staff and others.

The man is described as white, between 25-30, 6 feet 5 inches tall, with short black hair, a 5 o'clock shadow beard and a tattoo on his right arm, possibly of a name. He was wearing dark blue jeans, and a black shirt with an
unknown red logo.

Anyone who spots the suspect was urged to immediately contact CSUN Police dispatch at (818) 677-2111.

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