Girl escapes attempted abduction near Federal Heights Elementary School police say

A 12-year-old girl in Federal Heights escaped an attempted abduction Tuesday morning, police said.

Just after 8 a.m. the girl was walking near West 96th Avenue and Bryant Drive, near Federal Heights Elementary School, when she was approached by a man, according to the Federal Heights Police Department.

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The man assaulted the girl and attempted to abduct her, police said in a news release. The victim was able to flee on foot and the suspect also fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect, described by police as a white man and about 5 feet 6 inches tall, was wearing a black hoodie, brown hat and ripped khaki pants. He has a tattoo on his left forearm.

Anyone with information on the incident, or on a suspect, is asked to call police at 303-428-8538 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).


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