Detectives who had been working overnight were credited Tuesday with foiling an attempted kidnapping at police headquarters.
After a brief pursuit, police arrested William Zachary Jordan, 21, and charged him with kidnapping.
The victim, a woman who was not named, was walking downtown about 4 a.m. when a man pulled alongside her in a car and began talking to her, Lexington Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. The woman rejected the man's advances, and he became angry and drove away, Roberts said. He apparently drove around the block, then pulled up beside her again.
The woman ran to police headquarters at 150 East Main Street and tried to go inside, but the man got out of the car and grabbed her, police said.
The woman's cries for help were heard by several detectives, who were walking to their cars in the Annex parking garage. The detectives looked down and saw the woman being pulled toward the man's vehicle. They shouted down, telling the woman's assailant to let her go. He released her and fled, Roberts said.
Detectives hopped into their vehicles and pursued the man to the corner of West Maxwell and South Broadway, where he was arrested.
Jordan was being held in the Fayette County jail on a $25,000 bond.