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On Thursday at 7:06 p.m., the Greenville Police Department received a report of an attempted kidnapping in the parking lot of Living Word Church, located at 618 Division Street.

Kathy Lucas, Greenville Public Information Officer, said the victim reported that she had parked her vehicle in the rear parking lot of the
church. As the victim approached the back door of the church she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male. A struggle ensued, and the victim managed to bite one of the suspect’s hands before entering the church.

The suspect left in an unknown direction of travel. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5-foot 5-inches to 5-foot 7-inches, wearing a camouflage jacket, black ski mask and latex gloves. An investigation was initiated into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900.

No further information is available at this time.