Alleged attempted kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach

Police are searching for two men who allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman at Ferry Park in Fort Walton Beach. (MGN)

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Fort Walton Beach police say a woman told them she was walking the trail in Ferry Park when she saw a gray painter's-style van.

They say she noticed the same van with its rear cargo doors open when she was reaching the end of the trail, according to a police report.

The woman said she saw two men standing near the van when they attempted to physically subdue her and put her into the back of the van.

The victim was able to escape and contact police.

She suffered only minor injuries in the altercation.

The men are described as between 38 to 45 years old. One man is described as 6'0" tall black male. The other suspect is a white man with hazel eyes and a white beard.

The vehicle was described as a light gray painter’s-style van with a tinted window on the side, two cargo-style doors at the rear, and trash and papers scattered across the front dash.

This is an ongoing investigation. Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity. If you have information on this case that can help police, contact Detective Sergeant Brandon Chapin or Detective Thomas Zbikowski at 850-833-9546 or call 911 for an emergency.

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