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Traffic flagger escapes abduction attempt in northern B.C.

RCMP looking for Caucasian man with no accent

Police are investigating after a road flagger narrowly escaped an abduction attempt in northeastern B.C. on Saturday.

According to Fort St. John RCMP, the woman was working on Highway 29 near Szoo Road, about 27 kilometres southwest of Charlie Lake, at around 9 a.m.

A van stopped near the flagger, who was working alone, and a man opened the vehicle’s rear doors and tried to pull the woman inside.

The woman struggled until the man gave up, got back in the van and drove off towards Hudson’s Hope. The flagger did not recognize him.

RCMP in Fort St. John are working with Mounties in Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Grande Prairie, Alta., to find the suspect.

Police describe the van as dark blue with silver stripes, chrome on the front grille and barn-style rear doors.

The man is described as Caucasian, about five-foot-nine with no accent.

“We’re asking for anyone who was in the Charlie Lake area to try to remember if they saw a vehicle matching this description to call the RCMP,” said Sgt. Joelle LaChance.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call RCMP at 250-787-8140.

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