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Possible attempted abduction in Council Bluffs

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 17:39:16-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — The Council Bluffs Police Department is investigating a possible attempted abduction this morning.

Officers were called to the area of Valley View and Mall Drives around 8:30 a.m. They received information that a 15-year-old female was running on Mall Drive when an unknown white male approached her and grabbed her by the arm.

The female said she struck the male and was able to run off. The suspect's description was a white male, about 45-50 years old, wearing a black coat, blue jeans, grey shoes, and a green stocking cap. Several officers checked the area and could not locate any suspects at the time.

Council Bluffs Police say if anyone was in the area this morning and happened to see a male matching this description, please contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-4765.

The CBPD would also like to remind runners and bikers to be aware of their surroundings and travel in groups of two or more when possible.

7/31/19 Update - Girl who reported abduction attempt changes her story