DOUGLAS COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a possible attempted abduction.
On Thursday, police were notified of the possible attempted abduction that took place on the Prairie Park Nature Trail around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning, according to a media release from Lawrence Police.
A 40-year-old woman reported that she was jogging on the path when a male suspect attempted to grab her from behind.
The woman was able to fight to get away from the suspect and flee the area.
The suspect is described as a white male, wearing light colored pants and white shoes with black stripes, possibly Adidas brand shoes. The male was possibly associated with a blue tent in the park that was near a picnic table in the center of the park.
Additional actions taken by the suspect indicate the crime was sexually motivated. Officers responding to the location of the incident Thursday afternoon were unable to locate any people in the area.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Mary’s Lake, or the Prairie Park Nature Trail on Thursday morning who may have seen any individuals on the path are asked contact Lawrence Police.