Broward County

Miramar man arrested in abduction, attempted assault on Pembroke Pines woman

A man was arrested late Tuesday after police said he kidnapped a woman at gunpoint outside her Pembroke Pines apartment complex and drove to Davie, where he tried to sexually assault her.

She managed to escape and called police on her cellphone.

Police tracked down Sayyid Khan, 20, of Miramar, who now faces charges including armed kidnapping, armed attempted sexual battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and a battery charge.

According to Pembroke Pines police spokesman Capt. Al Xiques, in a release, the victim’s brother called Pembroke Pines police at 12:44 p.m. Tuesday saying that his sister had been abducted at gunpoint at 400 NW 136th Ave. in the Falls of Pembroke. He told police that she was forced into an older-model white vehicle, which then took off.

Police searched the area and also found surveillance video that showed the victim being followed by someone and then the white vehicle leaving.

Shortly after, the woman called police, saying she was in the area of State Road 84 and Flamingo Road.

She told police that the man drove her into the nearby Kings Manor Mobile Home Park, where he tried to assault her. After a brief struggle, she managed to break free and run away.

Police, with help from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, were led to Khan.

Police said Khan later confessed to the crimes.

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