Lexington police seek public help after attempted child abduction

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LEXINGTON — The Lexington Police Department has issued an update on the ongoing investigation into an attempted child abduction that has caused concern among community members.

Authorities are diligently working on the case, spearheaded by the Lexington Police Detective Bureau, with information being circulated among regional detective groups.

The incident, which occurred on Thursday, March 14, involved an elementary school-age girl who was reportedly grabbed from behind by an unknown individual while she played in her backyard.

The child managed to escape and alert the police.

Police responded to the call and are now collaborating with residents of the Wood Street neighborhood to gather evidence.

The police have requested that anyone living in or around Wood Street review their doorbell or security camera footage from the time of the incident, between 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., for any suspicious activity.

The suspect has not been identified but is currently described as a male dressed in all black with a black ski mask.

As the investigation continues, the Lexington Police urge the community to remain vigilant and report any unusual behavior or activities to the authorities.

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