Miami-Dade County

FIU warns students of abduction near campus

FILE: FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus is pictured on Nov. 7, 2013.
FILE: FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus is pictured on Nov. 7, 2013. Special to the Miami Herald

Florida International University is warning students about an alleged abduction near the West Miami-Dade campus.

On Saturday night, students received an email as well as an alert on their phones urging them to read their email.

The email said a female student was abducted at about 11:30 Friday morning from a bus stop at Southwest 107th Avenue and17th Street.

The student contacted police after she was released near the Dolphin Mall.

Students said they’re concerned after hearing about the incident.

“I received the email from extremal relations and it was astonishing. It wasn’t something I was expecting, especially during the middle of the day,” said Virginia Dillon.

“It’s pretty serious. It’s definitely worrying,” Brian Dia said.

Based on FIU’s alert, the abductor is described as a man in his mid-30s with black medium length hair and clean shaven. He was driving a white 1999 Jeep Cherokee.

There were no reports of injury to the student.

Miami-Dade Police are investigating. FIU police are asking all students to be vigilant.

This incident comes just a few weeks after a Miami Dade college student was abducted and robbed at gunpoint.

That attack happened at 10:30 a.m. April 28 at MDC’s south campus on Southwest 104th Street.