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Oakmont police probe attempted child abduction

Chuck Biedka
| Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
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Oakmont police are investigating a reported attempt by a man to abduct a child Sunday night at Riverside Park.

A woman told police that a man tried to take her 1 12-year-old son between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The man, described as “39 to 45,” left when the woman confronted him, police said.

The suspect had short, brown hair with gray on the sides and was unshaven. Police said he was of average build, but looked out of shape.

He was wearing black running shorts and a dark blue, sleeveless top with different colors on the front. The man last was seen walking toward a field from the lower park area, near the Second Street parking lot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oakmont police by calling 911, police Chief Michael Ford said.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711 or or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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