A man has been arrested in connection to the attempted abduction of a woman in Eden Terrace.

A police spokeswoman said a 30-year-old man had been arrested in Mt Albert just after 8pm.

The man has been charged with aggravated wounding, abduction for the purpose of unlawful sexual connection and indecent assault.

He also faces a charge of burglary, which was unrelated to the incident in Eden Terrace, the spokeswoman said.


The man is in custody at Auckland Central police station and will appear in the Auckland District Court this morning.

The woman involved in the incident had been spoken to and was "very relieved".

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe, of Auckland, said a large number of staff had been working hard over the last 30 hours.

He also thanked the public and media for their help.

Police launched a manhunt on Monday after a woman aged in her 20s told them she had been grabbed from behind and forced into a car in Haslett St, Eden Terrace.

The woman jumped from the moving car soon after, in nearby Copeland St, but was not badly injured.