Edmonton police have arrested and charged a man following the attempted abduction of a young woman on Whyte Avenue Sunday morning.

A 40-year-old Edmonton man turned himself into police Tuesday and is now facing charges of kidnapping and dangerous driving. 

The 19-year-old woman was walking on Whyte Avenue at 98th street around 4 a.m. when a man tried to convince her to get into his van.

Police say the man then grabbed her and tried to force into the vehicle, but she fought her way free.