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Gazette Premium Content Fort Carson soldier arrested in attempted kidnapping of woman in downtown Colorado Springs

By Lance Benzel Updated: November 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

A 28-year-old Fort Carson soldier was arrested early Saturday after police say he crawled into the back seat of a woman's car at a downtown Colorado Springs intersection and threatened to hurt her unless she drove away.

Rather than give in, police say the 30-year-old woman bailed from her car near Acacia Park and ran away - only to be followed by the assailant, who chased her down, punched her and then fled.

The woman's ordeal occurred about 12:30 a.m. at East Kiowa Street and North Tejon Street, an entertainment hotspot on weekend nights.

A Fort Carson spokeswoman confirmed late Saturday that Staff Sgt. Matthew Warren of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was arrested. Police said the arrest occurred after a hunt that involved "the help of a cab driver in the area." Warren is being held on suspicion of attempted second-degree kidnapping. Booking information wasn't provided. The woman was not taken to a hospital, said police Sgt. Patricia Newton.

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