Police: Man attempts to abduct 10-year-old girl in Bellingham


BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Police in Bellingham are seeking the public’s help after a man tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl Saturday afternoon.

The girl told police she was walking in the 2300 block of Utter Street at about 1:45 p.m., when a vehicle stopped beside her.

According to authorities, the girl said the man driving the car pointed something from beneath his sweatshirt, which she assumed was a gun, and ordered her in the car. The girl then ran away and the man fled the scene.

Police described the man as having a tan complexion, with scratches on his arms and wearing black sunglasses. His vehicle was described as forest green, a four-door, with tinted windows and mud on the lower portion of the vehicle. 

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Bellingham Police Department at 360-676-6911.