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Attempted Kidnapping On MSU Campus

Montana State University Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping on the MSU campus.

According to MSU, Police a Bozeman Police Department School Resource Officer notified MSU Police of an attempted kidnapping.

The officer reported that an elementary school-aged male resident of Paisley Court reported that he was approached by an unknown male suspect in a black pickup truck.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, near the child’s residence in MSU Family and Graduate Housing.

The suspect attempted to get the child into the truck by saying, “Hey you, come over here. I’ll give you a ride home.” The child refused to get into the truck and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as over 6 feet tall with a mustache and tan complexion. The vehicle was described as a full-sized, four-door 4×4 black pickup truck.

In a similar incident, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, an elementary school-aged female reported that she was approached near Hyalite Elementary by a male suspect in a black pickup truck. The suspect asked the child to get into the truck. The girl refused and ran to a crossing guard.

If anyone has information related to these incidents or other suspicious activity, please contact MSU Police Department at 994-2121 or the Bozeman Police Department at 582-2000.

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