A man who apparently tried to abduct a woman led law enforcement officers on a car chase through Fort Dodge Friday evening, according to Police Chief Tim Carmody.
The woman was treated at Trinity Regional Medical Center and released. At least one police car was damaged in the pursuit, but no officers were injured, Carmody said.
The incident was still under investigation by police late Friday night. The name of the man and the criminal charges he may face weren't immediately available. He was in police custody Friday night.
The incident began at around 5 p.m. when officers were called to Tobacco Outlet at Fifth Avenue South and 31st Street for what Carmody called ''some kind of domestic trouble.'' He said there was a report of a woman being abducted there.
An officer responding to the store spotted the vehicle reportedly used in the incident and tried to stop it. The driver did not stop, and a chase ensued.
According to Carmody, the driver rammed a police car during the chase.
''The vehicle was a weapon in the way it was used,'' he said.
The chase ended in the 800 block of North 16th Street, according to Carmody.
The Iowa State Patrol assisted the Fort Dodge police during the incident.
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