Mall of Louisiana

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Sheriff's deputies are investigating a woman's report that a man tried to kidnap her outside the Mall of Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon as she was headed to work, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.

Hicks said the woman told deputies that she was walking toward the employee entrance at a loading dock near Dillard's around 1 p.m. when a man drove up behind her and tried to pull her into his vehicle. The woman said she was able to get away from the man, Hicks said.

Hicks said deputies are reviewing surveillance video.

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