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Student, 9, Escapes Attempted Abduction

Police are searching for the male suspect
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2016 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – A 9-year-old boy was walking to Popp's Ferry Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss., around 7am Monday when a man tried to force him into his truck, reports the Clarion-Ledger. Miraculously, the boy was able to escape, run to the school, and tell a teacher what happened; police are now searching for the suspect, WLOX reports. He is described as a 6-foot-tall, 240-pound white male with short, spiky hair; he was driving a newer (or at least recently cleaned) red, four-door truck, possibly a Ford. (Read more Mississippi stories.)

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