WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — Police in West Mifflin are searching for a suspect after a pregnant woman reported being attacked and nearly pulled into a vehicle Monday night at a bus stop.
Police tell KDKA the victim, a pregnant woman, had just left the Empire Beauty School and was at a bus stop near the Century Square shopping plaza when she was nearly taken.
“Twenty-two-year-old female had indicated that she was assaulted and someone attempted to abduct her, pull her into a vehicle possibly,” said West Mifflin Police Chief Ken Davies.
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Initially, the suspect stopped to ask about bus service. When they were done talking, the victim thought he had gone.
“The actor or assailant did pull up behind her, approached her, put something over her face that was a liquid substance and she was able to resist that,” Chief Davies said.
Terrified, the woman took off. The suspect drove toward Century III Mall.
“Officers were there within two minutes, checked the area, weren’t able to locate anything,” said Chief Davies. “We’re in the process now of checking for video surveillance.”
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately five-foot-six to five-foot-seven, 160 to 170 pounds with a husky build. He had scruffy blondish-brown facial hair.
He was wearing a green-colored jacket with pockets on the front, blue jeans and possibly a multi-colored hat.
As for the victim, police say she’s shaken up but she did what she needed to do.
“Phenomenal. She was able to get away; she was basically unhurt,” Chief Davies added.