West Lampeter TWP police

A Willow Street man was arrested on Friday for attacking a woman at knifepoint at Kendig Square on July 30, according to West Lampeter Township police. 

Christopher Mitchell, 38, is charged with felony counts of attempted kidnapping, robbery of a vehicle, robbery and aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of simple assault. 

Police said that Mitchell approached the woman from behind as she was walking from Planet Fitness at Kendig Square around 9:50 p.m. on July 30, and demanded she get into her car, while threatening her at knifepoint. 

She got into her car and was able to escape, sustaining only a small cut on her ear. 

Police arrested Mitchell at his Willow Street house on Friday and he was taken to Lancaster County Prison and held without bail. 

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