Police investigate attempted abduction near school park

MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN)– Police are searching for a man they believe is involved in an attempted abduction near a school park.

Sergeant Chris Selby said they received a 911 call Wednesday around 5 p.m.

A teenage girl was walking home from the park at CF Holliday Elementary School when someone tried to pull her into a black pick-up truck, according to Sergeant Selby.

The girl was able to break free and run to her house, where her father called police.

After giving officials a description of the suspects, police were able to get a name from some of the kids still at the park.

Their investigation led them to a home on Fulton Avenue, where they took a 16-year-old boy into custody.

The victim positively identified him as one of the suspects, and told officials she had seen him at the park before.

Moraine police are still searching for the driver.

Sergeant Selby described the suspect as a “scruffy” male, around 30 years old, with dark hair– wearing a hat and a dark t-shirt. He was driving a black compact pick-up truck.

It’s unclear what charges the teenage suspect will face.

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