(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.