UC Irvine says woman may have been kidnapped from campus parking lot [Updated]
Campus police at UC Irvine have reported the possible kidnapping of a woman from a parking lot near the school’s athletic facilities.
[Updated at 2 p.m.: The kidnapping was determined to be unfounded and considered a private family matter, UCI campus police said.
The woman, a UCI employee, had been grabbed by family members during an intervention and driven to a local hospital to undergo unspecified treatment, said police spokesman Tom Vasich.
The parties involved are in a safe condition and no further police action is being taken. Authorities would not release the woman’s name or her medical condition, Vasich said.]
Officers said they were searching for two men seen driving a white Chevy Astro Van, license plate 3WPH029.
The men allegedly abducted the woman from Parking Lot 6 around 11:15 a.m. Friday, near the corner of West Peltason Drive and Academy Way.
The driver was described as a man in his 60s with gray hair, UCI police spokesman Tom Vasich said.
Officials did not say whether the woman was a student.
-- Nate Jackson