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Updated Alert: Burlington Police Seeking Information on Possible Attempted Kidnapping on Middlesex Turnpike

(Editor’s Note: This post will be updated as more information becomes available)

Details are light but the Burlington Police Department has said via social media they are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping that reportedly occurred Sunday night.

The posts, made by police on Twitter, came in around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday.

“​​Chief Thomas P. Browne reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping on Middlesex turnpike this evening,” the first tweet reads. (Photo below).

Police say there is an “active police response in the area, with significant mutual aid and Burlington Police units in the vicinity. An Essex County Sheriff’s Department K-9 and a Bedford police officer are also on scene aiding in the search.”

Finally, while details are vague at this point in the investigation, police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

“The investigation and search remain active and ongoing. Anyone with any information on this incident, or who may recognize the person in the surveillance photos, is asked to call Burlington Police at 781-272-1212” they put out on social media.

Press release: The Burlington Police Department put out this press release at 10:34 p.m. on Sunday, May 8

Chief Thomas P. Browne reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping.

On Sunday, May 8, 2022 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Burlington Police received a 911 call from a caller who reported that they were driving home from work when they pulled over after the caller believed that they saw a female victim being dragged away on foot by a male suspect on Middlesex Turnpike near Great Meadow Road.

The victim was able to get away, and police located her upon arrival moments later.

The suspect, apparently startled by the 911 caller pulling their vehicle over nearby, fled on foot and is described as a white male in his teens or early 20s, wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt, khaki/brown pants and black and white sneakers.

There is an active police response in the area, with significant mutual aid and Burlington Police units in the vicinity. An Essex County Sheriff’s Department K-9 and a Bedford police officer are also on scene aiding in the search.

The investigation and search remain active and ongoing. Anyone with any information on this incident, or who may recognize the person in the surveillance photos, is asked to call Burlington Police at 781-272-1212.