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Suspect in attempted kidnapping sought
STANFORD -- Stanford police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in the attempted kidnapping of a 12-year- old girl Wednesday, April 22.
The girl was grabbed by a suspect while walking on a path near the corner of Stanford Avenue and Bowdoin Street about 5:50 p.m. The girl struggled, got away and ran to her nearby campus home. Her parents reported the incident to police.
The girl was not harmed, Stanford Police Chief Marvin Herrington said.
The suspect is a white male in his early 30s, 5-foot-10 or - 11 and of average build. He has bright green eyes, did not have facial hair or glasses and was dressed in a medium blue, hooded zip-up sweatshirt, a white T-shirt, light gray running shorts, white running shoes and white socks.
Herrington said that anyone with information on the incident or the suspect should call Stanford police at (415) 723-9633.
He also said people, young and old, should always exercise caution when walking in remote or secluded areas of campus.
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