UVa. Police Investigating Report of Attempted Abduction

May 13, 2014

The University of Virginia Police Department is searching for the person accused of trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

The girl said she was grabbed from behind while trying to get inside her home yesterday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. near Massie Road and Farrish Circle.

Police say the suspect took off running after holding the child against a wall. The child screamed and fought back against her attacker. The suspect and was last seen wearing a black shirt or jacket. No further description is available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the University Police at 434-924-7166 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.

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