Lexington police probe attempted child abduction

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LEXINGTON — A report of an attempted child abduction has prompted an investigation by the Lexington Police Department, officials said Friday.

The incident occurred on Thursday at a Wood Street residence around 2 p.m. when an elementary school-age child was reportedly grabbed from behind while playing in their backyard.

The child said the assailant placed a hand over their mouth but managed to escape and run to safety.

The suspect fled the scene as well.

Authorities have a limited description of the suspect, who was last seen wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.

The Lexington Police Department is conducting a full investigation into the incident and is collaborating with regional detective groups to gather more information.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are urged to contact the Lexington Police Department to assist with the ongoing investigation.

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