Police: Man suspected of abducting student at Ohio college

Ty'rell Pounds and Skylar Williams (Photo: Ohio State University-Mansfield)

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man is suspected of abducting a female student from an Ohio State University campus.

The university's Department of Public Safety said in a news release that student Skylar Williams was in a parking lot at OSU's Mansfield campus shortly before noon Monday when she was approached by a male suspect known to her. The suspect has been identified as Ty'rell Pounds.

The release says Pounds displayed a handgun, forced the student into his vehicle and fled with her.

Authorities located the vehicle but are searching for the student and the suspect.

Police say Pounds also is suspected of stealing a vehicle at gunpoint Monday afternoon. That vehicle is described as a dark 2019 Dodge Caravan with the license plate FMZ-9621.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Highway Patrol.

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