Police searching for man in attempted abduction of teen

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EVERETT, Wash. —

 

 Police are looking for a man they said tried to grab a teenage girl as she walked home in Everett.

 

Everett police said the girl was walking with a 16-year-old girl from the east side of Silver Lake in the 11800 block of 19th Avenue Southeast on Oct. 29 shortly after 7 p.m.

 

When the two separated, the 15-year-old continued to walk southbound on 19th Avenue Southeast when a man walking north passed her.

 

The girl told police that when she turned to look back, she saw the man reaching to grab her arm.

 

Startled, the girl jumped back and ran across the street as the man tried to follow her, but he was unable to because of traffic, police said.

 

The girl said the man was staring at her before she ran southbound.

 

Police said the man was last seen running southbound and did not follow the girl when she turned onto a side road toward home.

 

The girl was not hurt and called her parents as she ran home.

 

Her family called 911.  Officers searched the area with a K-9 but did not find the man.



The man is described as white, 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a husky build, short white hair and a beard.  He was wearing a blue baseball hat, a dark blue T-shirt and light blue jeans.



Anyone who might have information about the incident, or anything similar, is asked to call 911, the Everett Police Department tip line at 425-257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.