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'I think I'm going to die': Abduction of woman in Richmond Hill caught on tape

Police are investigating what appears to be the armed abduction of a woman early Thursday morning in Richmond Hill, Ont., just north of Toronto.

Video shows possibly armed suspect dragging woman into a car early Thursday morning

A video released by York Regional Police shows a man dragging a woman by her hair into a car early Thursday morning in Richmond Hill, Ont., just north of Toronto. (York Regional Police)

Police are investigating what appears to be the armed abduction of a woman early Thursday morning in Richmond Hill, Ont., just north of Toronto.

In surveillance video released by York Regional Police, a woman is seen ringing the doorbell of a home in the area of Highway 7 and Highway 404, close to the intersection of High Tech Road and Silver Linden Drive, around 2:50 a.m.

Police say the door wasn't answered, but a camera embedded in the doorbell captured the altercation.

The video shows a man stepping out of a car, carrying what appears to be a handgun. The man threatens to kill the woman while repeatedly telling her to get in the car, to which the woman responds: "I think I'm going to die."

The man then appears to drag the woman by her hair to the car.

The male suspect is described as having short hair, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and as possibly armed with a handgun.

Anyone who recognizes either the victim or suspect is asked to contact police. They are also appealing to neighbouring businesses or homes for additional surveillance video.