West Haven police are looking for a man accused of striking two females and abducting one of them early Thursday morning.
One of the women was holding a small child and Tinsdall attacked her with a baseball bat, police said. The child was not hurt.
The other female tried to intervene and he also struck her with the bat, police said. Then he dragged her into a vehicle and later let her go in Bridgeport, according to a news release.
Police consider Tinsdall armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Tinsdall's whereabouts is asked to call the WHPD at 203-937-3900.
Tinsdall was last seen operating a white 1994 Olds 88 Royale with CT registration 260-YCD.