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Grand jury indicts man accused of trying to kidnap woman in downtown Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Grand Jury has indicted a Youngstown man for allegedly trying to abduct a woman who was walking in downtown Youngstown.

Charges of kidnapping, abduction and menacing by stalking were handed up against 51-year-old Manteen Abdullah of East Princeton Avenue.

According to police, on the evening of September 3, Manteen allegedly grabbed a woman by the hair as she was walking along Commerce Street.

Police say that Manteen then grabbed the woman's 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.

Six days later, the victim called police when she spotted her alleged attacker downtown.

Abdullah was arrested shortly afterward.

If Abdulla is convicted on the kidnapping charge, he could face additional time in prison if the jury determines that the crime was committed with a sexual motivation.

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

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