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Search for Man Wanted in Billerica Domestic Assault Is Over, Police Say

Residents are asked to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious

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Massachusetts State Police say a search for a domestic assault suspect in Arlington and Cambridge on Tuesday afternoon has ended without an arrest.

"Search has ended with negative results," state police said in a tweet at 2 p.m. "The victim in the case is an adult female. Investigation will be ongoing and be led by local police. The case is out of Billerica."

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State police had initially said in a tweet at 12:46 p.m. that they were searching for an "alleged abduction suspect" in the area between Massachusetts Avenue and Route 2.

Witnesses told police a woman who appeared to be in distress was forced into a car near the Riverview Restaurant in Billerica.

The driver took off with the victim, ending up in Cambridge, where much of the search was focused on the Alewife MBTA stop and its parking garage, as well as the nearby Alewife Brook Reservation.

At one point, according to witnesses, police approached the vehicle, but the suspect drove off.

The car was eventually found with the victim, who was described as being unhurt but appearing distraught.

The man allegedly took off on foot. Despite a large search involving helicopters and dogs, he was not found.

Residents are asked to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious.

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