Attempted abduction reported near school bus stop

Attempted abduction reported near school bus stop

(WMC-TV) – Police in Dyersburg are investigating an attempted abduction that happened Thursday morning around 7:19 a.m.

Police say an 11-year-old girl was walking to the school bus stop on Schaffer Street when a man walked up from behind and tried to pull her toward an empty house.

The girl was able to break free and run away.

Investigators say the man was wearing a dark fleece jacket and latex gloves.

Officers spent several hours interviewing neighbors. They will be back in the area once school is out as a precautionary measure.

Anyone with information about this attempted abduction is asked to call the Dyersburg Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 285-TIPS.

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