Two abduction attempts in one night were being investigated by police after two female students reported that they were almost forced into a vehicle near Memorial Stadium. IU Police Department reports did not indicate the two incidents were related.
One student reported that three white men tried to force her into a black Jeep Cherokee early Sunday morning near Gate 7 of Memorial Stadium. She said she was knocked to the ground and injured but managed to escape. The student reported one of the men had dark hair and was wearing a purple sports jersey. No descriptions of the other two suspects were available at press time.
Police also investigated a second attempted abduction report after another female student said a man attempted to force her into his vehicle while she was walking along State Road 45/46 Bypass near Bart Kaufman Field at 1873 N.Fee Lane.
The student was able to flee before the suspect left the area in an unknown direction.
The second student reported the suspect was a black male about 6 feet tall. She said he was wearing a dark gray T-shirt and dark pants while driving a black Toyota Sedan.
Police encouraged students to take shelter and call 911 with any information.
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The 21-year-old woman said the two had been messaging back and forth since the summer.
She told police she was too drunk to consent.
The victim said he or she knew the suspect before the incident.