Girl fights off attempted abduction

LYNWOOD, Calif. The 11-year-old was walking to Lynwood Middle School with her brother, waiting to cross the street at Long Beach Boulevard and Cedar Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Her brother had already crossed the street when she says the man grabbed her arm and pulled her toward a nearby vehicle at about 8:30 a.m.

The girl fought back, yelling and then kicking the suspect in the groin. She ran away and hid behind a bush until she felt safe.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male in his 50s, with salt-and-pepper hair and a one-inch scar on his left cheek underneath his eye.

Police said there will be extra patrols around Lynwood Middle School on Friday.

Anyone with information is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Century station at (323) 568-4911.


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