The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping in College Park.

The preliminary investigation reveals on November 16, 2014, at about 6:00 am, a man grabbed a University of Maryland student on Hartwick Road. The woman was getting out of her car when the man approached her from behind. He was armed with a knife. The suspect stumbled as he dragged her backwards, giving the victim an opportunity to escape. The victim was not hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 6’0” tall and wearing a red flannel shirt or coat. The victim said the man had dirty fingernails and a foul body odor.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division- Northern Region at (301) 699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.