What to Know
- A woman was attacked and abducted when she showed up to work at Cleveland Clinic in Weston Saturday morning, BSO officials said
- The man who attacked her forced her into her car, where he sexually battered her
- Authorities said he dropped the woman off at a Target and fled in her SUV
Authorities are investigating after a female employee of the Cleveland Clinic in Weston was abducted and sexually assaulted Saturday morning.
The incident happened around 7:20 a.m. at the medical center in the 3100 block of Weston Road, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.
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Investigators said the woman was arriving to work when she was physically assaulted, abducted and sexually assaulted by an unknown man, officials said.
The man dropped the woman off at the Target at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise and fled in her white Ford Explorer, authorities said.
Officials released photos of the vehicle and a SunPass image of the suspect, who was described as being in his mid 30s or early 40s, about 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, with brown hair and a brown beard.
The vehicle was last seen going westbound on Alligator Alley.
"We are deeply troubled and saddened by the incident involving an employee in a parking lot on our Weston Hospital campus, which occurred this morning. Our thoughts are with our employee and their family," Cleveland Clinic said in a statement. "We are committed to the safety and security of all patients, visitors and employees. We are working closely with local law enforcement on their investigation. Out of respect for our employee, we will not be releasing additional information at this time."
No other information was immediately known.
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