Police: Girl, 7, escaped attempted kidnapping

Police: Girl, 7, escaped attempted kidnapping

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A man grabbed a little girl by the arm Tuesday in what police are calling an attempted kidnapping.

The suspect ran away when the girl screamed. Police searched the area, to no avail.

"This is one of those things where someone took a pretty substantial step to come and actually grab the child and who knows what they were going to do," Sgt. David Lewis with the Springfield Police Department said.

The incident happened in the 3500 block of E Street around 4 p.m.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s with an average build.

He was last seen wearing a green shirt, tan shorts and a camouflage baseball cap. He was carrying a black duffle bag.

Police say they don't have any leads and they are looking for any additional witnesses.