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Youngstown man accused of trying to abduct woman in downtown area

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Police have charged a Youngstown man for allegedly trying to abduct a woman who was walking downtown.

Officers arrested 51-year-old Manteen Ed Abdullah of East Princeton Avenue.

According to a news release from police, on September 3 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a woman walking downtown on Commerce Street near Hazel Avenue was approached by a man later identified as Manteen Ed Abdullah.

When he asked her why she was alone, she told him that she was walking to the Taco Bell to meet her boyfriend. 

Police allege that Abdullah grabbed the victim by the hair and asked for a kiss, then grabbed her shirt and began pushing her towards the rear parking lot area of the Voinovich Building, threatening to kill her if she screamed.

The victim was able to break free and screamed for help. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Six days later the victim spotted the suspect downtown as she was walking to work. She called police who arrested Abdullah several minutes later.

Police say they will charge Abdullah with abduction.

According to police, Abdullah has served time for rape in Tennessee and felonious assault in Ohio.

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