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UK police: More people likely involved in abduction attempt

  • Police patrol outside RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base, in Marham, England, Thursday July 21, 2016. UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said Thursday that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the men shouted at the serviceman and attempted to grab him, but the serviceman fought him off and got away. ( Chris Radburn/PA via AP)

    Police patrol outside RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base, in Marham, England, Thursday July 21, 2016. UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said Thursday that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the men shouted at the serviceman and attempted to grab him, but the serviceman fought him off and got away. ( Chris Radburn/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • An armed guard patrols, at RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base, in Marham, England, Thursday July 21, 2016. UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said Thursday that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the men shouted at the serviceman and attempted to grab him, but the serviceman fought him off and got away. ( Chris Radburn/PA via AP)

    An armed guard patrols, at RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base, in Marham, England, Thursday July 21, 2016. UK authorities say they are searching for two people in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Police said Thursday that two men, one of whom had a knife, approached the serviceman while he was jogging. One of the men shouted at the serviceman and attempted to grab him, but the serviceman fought him off and got away. ( Chris Radburn/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two  police officers walk outside an entrance  to Royal Air Force base RAF Marham in Norfolk, eastern England  Thursday July 21, 2016. UK authorities are on Thursday investigating an incident in which a serviceman was threatened with a knife near the Royal Air Force base in Norfolk. (Chris Radburn/PA via AP)

    Two police officers walk outside an entrance to Royal Air Force base RAF Marham in Norfolk, eastern England Thursday July 21, 2016. UK authorities are on Thursday investigating an incident in which a serviceman was threatened with a knife near the Royal Air Force base in Norfolk. (Chris Radburn/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say two people who tried to abduct a British serviceman outside a Royal Air Force Base three days ago were probably part of a larger team.

Norfolk Police said Saturday the serviceman only saw two people, including one with a knife, but that others were likely involved.

The serviceman was running near the RAF Marham base in Norfolk when he was grabbed by a man who tried to force him into a van. The man had an accomplice carrying a knife but the serviceman escaped unharmed.

The incident Wednesday shared some elements of the 2013 attack on soldier Lee Rigby, who was stabbed to death on a London street in by two al-Qaida-inspired extremists.

Police are asking for help locating two suspects, said to be of Middle Eastern origin.