Auburn Police arrest man for attempting to abduct teen girl

Auburn Police arrested a 43-year-old man for attempting to abduct a 13-year-old girl near Olympic Middle School in the 1700 block of M Street Southeast on Friday morning.

The girl told police that while she was on her short walk to school she noticed a man following her in his pickup truck. The man, the girl told police, pulled up, got out of his vehicle and grabbed her. But the girl told police she resisted and ran away. Uninjured, the girl said she hid behind a car and called 911.

Police, responding to the reported attempted abduction, were able to act quickly, using the girl’s detailed description of the suspect and nearby surveillance cameras to capture the license plate of the vehicle.

At approximately 6:30 Friday evening, police officers located the suspect and his vehicle, arresting him without incident.

The man was booked into King County Jail for investigation of attempted kidnapping. Police said the man has a criminal history, including a conviction for felony burglary.

There are no other suspects.

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