Tampa police call off search, close possible abduction case after speaking to parties involved

TAMPA, Fla. - UPDATE | Tampa police detectives say they have identified all persons involved in what was reported as a possible abduction and they have closed the case. The search is no longer active. Police have confirmed that the woman has been seen alive and well after reported by witnesses. None of the parties involved in the reported incident are willing to speak to police. The vehicle has also been recovered. No charges are pending for any individuals involved. 

ORIGINAL STORY | Tampa Police are asking for help as they investigate the possible abduction of a woman around 4:55 p.m. on Monday.

Near the intersection of N. Armenia Avenue and W. Main Street, witnesses reported seeing a black man grab, hit and push a black woman into a black 2017 Ford Fusion with Florida tag HNKM01.

Officers say the vehicle may have a cracked front windshield.

According to witnesses, the possible kidnapper is a black man in his mid-to-late twenties, between 5'10" to 6'0" tall, and weighing around 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, dark colored shorts, and wearing a black and red baseball cap.

Police believe he could be armed with a handgun.

The victim is described as a black woman with a dark complexion in her mid-to-late twenties/ Her toenails are painted white. She was last seen wearing a white blouse and white shorts.

Anyone who may know anything about this possible abduction or who has seen either the suspect or the victim is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130.

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