Banks, Crime, Roy

Deputies searching for attempted kidnapping suspect who fled near Banks on foot

The Banks Middle School. Photo: Chas Hundley

BANKS - An earlier lockout of schools in the Banks and Roy areas due to an attempted kidnapping near Highway 47 and Highway 6 has been lifted, a spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff's Office says.

A truck driver called 911 at 7:04 a.m. to report that he "saw a man try to forcibly get a woman into a vehicle" near the Highway 47 and 6 interchange, according to Deputy Brian van Kleef, a public information officer with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was located safe and unharmed, while the suspect, described as a slender, white male in his early 40's wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans.

He left the scene on foot, and, with eight to ten units from the sheriff's office . . .

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