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U of L Police looking for man trying to force women into his car

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville Police are looking for a suspicious person who tried to force a woman into his car.

U of L Police say they received reports of a man asking for directions near several residence halls and in Old Louisville, and that he tried to pull a young woman into his car.

Police issued a campus-wide safety alert around 12:30 Monday afternoon after noticing similarities in those reports.

Police have not been able to verify one student's claim that he tried to lure her into his car.

However, another student, who did not want to be identified, told WDRB this man had approached her for directions "twice" in the last two weeks -- once near campus and once near Central park in Old Louisville.

Officers plan extra patrols and ask everyone on campus to watch for "anything" suspicious.

"We're trying to get as much information as we can. We're trying to find this person and see exactly what they were doing. At this point, it's not against the law to ask for directions, but certainly if you're trying to get somebody into the car using force, it is," said U of L Police Lt. Col. Kenny Brown

The person is described as a tall, thin, white male in his 30s. He has been seen driving a white early-1990s Volvo.

U of L Police have received reports of the man near Miller Hall, in the parking lot next to Stansbury Park and in the St. James Court area.

If you have any information or see this person, please call University Police at 502-852-6111.

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