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SAN DIEGO — Authorities asked the public for help in identifying a man who threatened a San Diego State University student with a gun over the weekend in a failed attempt to kidnap her on a street near the campus.

The gunman pulled a black handgun on the 19-year-old victim in the 5800 block of Lindo Paseo shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday and ordered her to come with him, according to police. The woman turned and ran, escaping unharmed.

She described the attacker as a clean-shaven white man in this 30s or early 40s, roughly 6-foot-tall and weighing about 180-pounds. He had short blond hair and blue eyes. He was wearing rectangular-framed glasses, jeans, a blue T-shirt and a tan jacket. He may have been driving a dark-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck, SDPD Lt. Chuck Kaye said.

Authorities asked anyone with information about the case to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.