COLUMBUS — Ohio State University’s Department of Public Safety has issued a public safety notice regarding the abduction of a female student from the university’s Mansfield campus.

The department explains that at approximately 11:45 this morning, student Skylar Williams was standing in a parking lot on OSU’s Mansfield campus when she was approached byTy’rell Pounds, who is known to her.

Reports indicate that Pounds displayed a handgun and forced Williams into a stolen 2019Dodge Caravan, dark in color, with the license plate FMZ-9621. He then fled the area.

The vehicle has been located by law enforcement, but the whereabouts of both Pounds and Williams remain unknown.

Anyone with details on Pounds’ or Williams’ whereabouts is urged to call the Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 419-756-2222. Do not approach the suspect, as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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