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Police investigate attempted abduction in Hamilton parking garage

The suspect approached the victim near this elevator in the Hamilton garage. Police are not patrolling the area. (FOX19 Ben Katko) The suspect approached the victim near this elevator in the Hamilton garage. Police are not patrolling the area. (FOX19 Ben Katko)
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) – -

Police are searching for a suspect who attempted to abduct a woman Wednesday morning inside a Hamilton parking garage.

The 30-year-old victim told officials she was waiting for an elevator around 7 a.m. at the George McDulin Garage at 102 North 2nd Street when the incident took place.

Wearing a black ski mask, the suspect grabbed the woman from behind and attempted to drag her down the stairwell, according to officials. The victim screamed and the suspect released her then fled.

Authorities say the suspect, described to be a white male about 6 feet tall, has not been located.

"It appears to be a crime of opportunity. The question is, what was the goal," said Sgt. Ed Buns of the Hamilton Police Department.

In August, a man was arrested for trying to put his hand up a woman's skirt in the same parking garage. David Patrick, 27, was charged with gross sexual imposition, breaking and entering and abduction. He is still in jail, according to Sgt. Buns.

Hamilton officers will be assigned to patrol the George McDulin garage, the department announced on Wednesday.

Police self defense instructors will also be offering personal self defense training sessions covering such topics as identifying threats, personal protection techniques, what to do when, and knowing your options. Hamilton Police are expected to release class schedule details in the coming days.

Anyone with information regarding Wednesday's attempted abduction is asked to call police at 513-868-5811, extension 2002.

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