Police Search Suspect in Georgetown College Student's Abduction

Surveillance video shows the suspect attempting to use credit cards belonging to the victim, who was released unharmed after two hours.
1:25 | 01/29/17

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cause of the spike. We move on now to an abduction sending shock waves through a popular college campus. Surveillance allegedly showing him trying to cash in on the student's credit cards. Tonight, the urgent hunt to find him. Here's ABC's Gloria Riviera. Reporter: Tonight, authorities in Washington, D.C., are searching for this man, accused of kidnapping a college student. Police say that surveillance video shows the suspect, in a black suit, attempting to use the victim's credit cards at a store. Bit about your safety on campus, or near campus for that matter. Reporter: It happened in broad daylight Thursday, mere steps from the Georgetown university campus and upscale neighborhood. The police report claims the suspect asked the student for money and then he grabbed him by the arm and pulled him into the car. Police say he tried to force the student to take out money from several atms before entering those stores. The suspect seen being helped, fidgeting, then leaving after his transactions are denied. When you hear that someone was kidnapped as the police say, in this neighborhood, how does it make you feel? It's unnerving. I walk here by myself all the time. Reporter: Police say the victim was released unharmed after two hours. Georgetown university students and residents here are being cautioned to stay alert and call in with any information they might have. Cecilia? Gloria, thank you.

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