State College police said in a release that a college-aged woman reported she was abducted on Sunday.
Authorities said it occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of East Nittany Avenue and Locust Lane.
The woman told police she was grabbed by a white, heavy-set man, who allegedly forced her into his silver Chrysler minivan with a gray interior, and drove for about 10 to 15 minutes before she escaped.
She flagged down an Uber driver, according to police, and was driven to her residence.
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Police described the man as about 55 to 60 years old, between 6-feet, 2-inches to 6-feet, 6-inches tall with shoulder length white and gray hair and a short, cropped beard. He wore a blue and white baseball cap and a light blue sweatshirt.