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Police: Attempted kidnapping of Moravian College student

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem police say an attempted kidnapping took place Tuesday morning.

According to police, an 18-year-old female student from Moravian College was approached by an African American male shortly before 10 a.m. The suspect grabbed the student by the arm in the 900 block of Monocacy Street in Bethlehem and asked her where she was going. 

The student told the man not to touch her and when he grabbed her hand and wouldn't let her go, she started screaming, police say. 

He fled to a light blue, older model four-door car and left the area. 

Police say there have been multiple reports of similar incidents throughout the city of Bethlehem, where the same man and vehicle have been identified. They say in those incidents, the man was in his vehicle approaching Bethlehem School District students and attempting to lure them into his car. 

If anyone is approached by the man and his vehicle, contact the city of Bethlehem 911 center immediately. In addition, if anyone has any information about the incidents, please contact the Bethlehem police at 610-865-7187 or 610-997-7674.

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