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Stevens Point investigate reported attempted abduction

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- The Stevens Point Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted abduction of an 8-year-old girl Sunday night.

Police say the girl told officers she was approached near the playground at Pfiffner Park around 9:00 p.m.

According to authorities, the girl says a man called her by name and said the girl's mother was looking for her.

Police tell us that as the girl was taken away from the park, she began yelling for her mother.

Investigators say the man told the girl to sit on a bench near the playground while he went to the bathroom and the man walked away and did not return.

Police say the suspect is a white man in his 30s, approximately 5'6" to 6' with a thin build.

He has short brown hair combed to the side and was wearing glasses.

Police say people attending Jazz Fest at Pfiffner Park may have seen this incident.  

If you have any information, please contact Detective Sergeant Gruber at 715-346-1518.

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