Police were searching for an armed suspect who carjacked and kidnapped a person from UCLA, authorities reported Tuesday.
At about 4:35 p.m. on Monday near UCLA’s Center for Health Sciences, an armed suspect entered the passenger side of the victim’s car and ordered the victim to drive away from the campus, the UCLA Police Department reported in a crime alert. The victim was held for several hours before being released uninjured.
Police said the victim is not affiliated with UCLA, and did not know the assailant.
“I live in University Apartment. I feel safe,” UCLA student Kenneth Chan told KTLA. “It’s just unbelievable.”
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with light brown hair, a mustache and a goatee. The man was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and shorts. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a beige, four door, 2007, beige Subaru Impressa WRX, with license plate number 6ATF802.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the UCPD at 310-825-1491.