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Witness tells KC police woman was forced into van by group of men in Northeast area

Police were investigating the possible abduction of a woman by a group of men early Thursday in Kansas City’s Northeast area.
Police were investigating the possible abduction of a woman by a group of men early Thursday in Kansas City’s Northeast area. The Star

Police were investigating the possible abduction of a woman by a group of men early Thursday in Kansas City’s Northeast area.

Police received a call about 2:15 a.m. about an outside disturbance near Garfield Elementary School at Elma Street and Prospect Avenue.

A witness told officers that a group of men dragged the woman from an alley and forced her into a white minivan, according to police.

The van then fled west.

It was described as a minivan with tinted windows and a Missouri handicap license plate. The number is not known.

Anyone with information about the possible abduction is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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