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UC Irvine says woman may have been kidnapped from campus parking lot [Updated]

March 4, 2011 | 12:46 pm

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.

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