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Boise Police: No charges filed in reported kidnapping, sexual assault

Posted: 2:26 AM, May 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-03 11:01:03Z

BOISE — UPDATE: Boise Police released new information late Thursday afternoon on what was originally reported as a kidnapping and sexual assault.

About 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a BPD news release said detectives were investigating a reported kidnapping and sexual assault that happened in Boise. Detectives released a surveillance picture of a possible person of interest and asked for the publics help to identify him.

The said, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a victim reported that a men approached her while she was in her car in a parking lot near S. Vinnell Way and W. Overland Rd.

“The man forced his way into her vehicle and then forced her to drive to another location in Ada County where he sexually assaulted her. The woman thought the man was wearing some type of holster and she believed the man was armed. The woman says the man then forced her to drive back to the initial location where he fled the scene,” the release stated.

The person was described as a white man with red hair. He believed to be driving a small grey SUV.

Then, about 4 p.m. Thursday, Boise Police officials issued another release stating the Department’s Special Victims Unit detectives had identify and contacted the man and that he was cooperating with investigators.

“During the course of this investigation, officers obtained evidence that the two were known to each other and had planned to meet at that location (near Vinnell and Overland). Investigators do not believe there is a public safety threat. No charges have been filed,” the release said.