The woman was walking along Fremont Ave. N., just north of Green Lake Park around 8 p.m. when a man wearing a mask grabbed her and threw her in his van, police said.
She was able to fight him off and escape before he drove away north on Fremont Avenue. Aside from a few scrapes to her hands, the woman was unhurt.
The woman told police the man was driving a white van with the letters 'XVF' spray painted on the side.
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