14-year-old girl escapes abduction attempt while walking to school in Detroit, police say

Officials say pickup truck driver grabbed girl's arm

A man tried to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Detroit, police said. (WDIV)

DETROIT - A 14-year-old girl escaped an abduction attempt Thursday while walking to school on Detroit's east side, police said.

UPDATEDetroit police say alleged attempted abduction didn't happen

The girl was walking around 9:35 a.m. in the area of Gratiot Avenue and Chene Street when a silver pickup truck approached, according to authorities.

A man got out of the truck and grabbed the girl's arm, but she broke free and called police, officials said.

The man was in his 30s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed around 210 pounds, police said. He was bald and clean-shaven, police said.

No additional details have been released about the man or the truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2200.

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