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Police: Man attempted to abduct 7-year-old girl

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ATLANTA -

Police are searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a 7-year-old girl from a street corner in Atlanta.

Police say the young girl was with two friends at the corner of Parkway and Angier on Wednesday night when a man in a black pickup truck slowed down and asked the girls where they were going.

The children ignored him. That's when police said he grabbed the 7-year-old, covered her mouth and tried to drag her to his truck. The other girls intervened and all got away safely.

"It looked like at that time, once they fought back that he gave up and fled," said Officer John Chafee of the Atlanta Police Department.

The suspect was described as a black male, about 50 years old, bald, around 6-foot-1 tall and weighing 200 pounds, according to police.  He was wearing a blue shirt, baggy shorts, and red Converse All-Star shoes. The girls described his truck as a black full-sized pickup truck with silver rims, possibly with spinners. The rear window of the truck had decals of either flames or lightning bolts, red and orange in color.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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