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MCSO Issues Suspicious Incident Report after 11 Year Old Reports Possible Abduction Attempt

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BRADENTON -- Detectives are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred yesterday morning in the 5900 block of 5th St. E., Bradenton.  An 11 year old girl says she was approached by an unknown male subject while she was walking to the bus stop at approximately 7:25 a.m. on Thursday.

The girl says the man pulled over in his white van and approached her while she was walking. She says he asked her some questions and then grabbed her arm.  The girl was able to break away and fled the area. 

The man is described as an older white male with gray hair wearing a blue and white striped shirt and black pants. The van is described as white in color with multiple windows.

The girl reported the incident at school later in the morning. Detectives are working several leads and anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.


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