MANSFIELD, Ohio — Police are searching for a man who abducted a student from The Ohio State University's Mansfield campus Monday.

According to the university, Ty'Rell Pounds approached acquaintance Skylar Williams in a university parking lot around 11:45 a.m. Reports say Pounds brandished a handgun and forced Williams into a vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Police later found the vehicle abandoned and determined that Pounds stole another vehicle at gunpoint. The 2019 Dodge Caravan has a license plate of FMZ9621. Police could not find Pounds and Williams.

The university says Pounds and Williams knew each other prior to the abduction, but the extent of their relationship has not been given.

Anyone with information on the pair's location should call the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 419-756-2222.