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April 23, 2016

Police: Woman abducted at gunpoint, sexually assaulted in West Philly

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Police on Patrol Thom Carroll, File/PhillyVoice

Police are searching for a man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in West Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.

Authorities say a 23-year-old man forced at gunpoint a 20-year-old woman inside a vehicle on 49th Street and Lancaster Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday morning. The suspect bound the victim with duct tape and sexually assaulted her, NBC10 reports.

The woman freed herself around 3 p.m. at South 57th Street and Larchwood Avenue, according to 6ABC.

The suspect is described as a black male with a long beard and dreadlocks, driving a black four-door car with a rear window covered with a trash bag.