At approximately 8 p.m. Sunday evening, Burlington police said they received a 911 call from a driver who noticed a woman being dragged away on foot by a male suspect on Middlesex Turnpike near Great Meadow Road.
The victim was able to get away from the kidnapper, and police located her shortly after the call.
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The suspect appeared to have been startled by the driver's parked vehicle when they were on the phone with the dispatcher, and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a male in his early 20s, was last seen wearing a black hat, a black hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants, and black and white sneakers.
Police are actively searching the area for the suspect, with assistance from the Bedford Police Department and an Essex County Sheriff's Department K-9.
The investigation and search is ongoing. Burlington police are asking that anyone familiar with the incident, or who may recognize the suspect in the surveillance photos to call 781-272-1212.