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Attempted Abduction Near Lewisville School Bus Stop: Police

Parents and police are on alert in Lewisville after a child said a man tried to kidnap her Tuesday morning.[[329971111,C]]

A 9-year-old girl was standing at her school bus stop in the 2100 block of Uecker Lane at about 7 a.m. when a man approached her, police said.

Police later said the girl was a student at Southridge Elementary.

The girl told police a man approached her with his arms extended as if he was going to grab her. She screamed and ran to a nearby apartment complex, said Lewisville Police Capt. Kevin Deaver.

The girl described the man as approximately 30-years-old, average height, with a thin build and a dark-colored beard. The girl said she didn't notice anything else, including any car the man may have been driving.

In the area packed with apartment complexes, word of the stranger danger spread quickly.

Parents and police are on alert in Lewisville after a child said a man tried to kidnap her Tuesday morning.

"It's very concerning," said Brayden Harris, whose 6-year-old daughter attends a nearby elementary school. "That's why I take my daughter to school."

Other parents said they also will be extra cautious.

"I get scared," said mother Juyunidia Torrez. "You know, a man around here trying to take my child? It's really scary."

Police in Lewisville said they had received no other reports of attempted abductions but were checking with nearby cities to see if there were any similar scares.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Lewisville Police Department at 972-219-3600 or the 'TIPS line' at 972-219-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip by texting “TipLPD” and their message to 847411.

NBC 5's Holley Ford and Ellen Bryan contributed to this report.

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