ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police say a woman who was kidnapped in Spenard but escaped earlier this week was specifically targeted, and that the search for her abductors continues.
APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker says the 22-year-old woman was headed to her vehicle after visiting a friend in the Spenard area Tuesday night when two masked men approached her, then dragged her into a vehicle.
She was taken to an unknown location with a bag over her head and was held overnight, but was able to escape Wednesday when she put back into the van and it stopped in traffic.
“She basically seized an opportunity and was able to get the sliding door of the van opened and she jumped from the vehicle and ran to safety,” said APD Sgt. Ken McCoy.