FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping which was caught on video.
According to investigators, the victim was walking in the 500 block of East Las Olas Boulevard on Thursday, September 9 around 6:00 a.m. toward Fort Lauderdale Beach when a man ran up behind her.READ MORE: Hollywood Neighborhood Stunned After Police Officer Yandy Chirino Was Fatally Shot
The man grabbed her, choked her, and then slammed her on the ground before beginning to drag her.
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However, a witness interrupted the attack and the suspect jumped on a bike and disappeared before police arrived.
Police are releasing video of the suspect in hopes someone will recognize him.
Investigators say they are not aware of any additional victims. However, if someone believes they may have been victimized by this man, contact the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Tiana DeQuarto at 954-828-6559.MORE NEWS: Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino Killed In Line Of Duty, Suspect In Custody
You can also provide information anonymously to Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).