Woman fights off masked kidnapper in Greenwood

SEATTLE -- Police are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a woman in the city's Greenwood neighborhood Sunday evening.

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.

If you have any information, call 911.