Police and a number of other units were dispatched to the Warwood bike path on reports of a possible attempted abduction late Saturday night.
A female was reportedly walking on the bike path between North 3rd and North 4th streets at around 11:30 p.m., when she said a man ran up behind her on the trail and she feared he was attempting to grab her before she fled the area.
The suspect was described as a white male who was wearing a black hoodie and red shorts.
Six on-duty police responded as well as an off-duty K-9 officer, the Ohio County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police. Officers also utilized a thermal camera that was provided by the Wheeling Fire Department after it was reported that the man may have been hiding on the river bank.
Search results turned up nothing. The incident still remains under investigation.