OVERLEA, Md. (WJZ) – Baltimore Police detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping and attack in Overlea.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday April 3, according to police.
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Police said a 12-year-old girl was walking on the 4400 block on Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by an unidentified man who assaulted her and then pulled her into his vehicle.
The girl escaped from the vehicle and then stopped a passing motorist for help.
The suspect's vehicle is described as a silver Nissan Altima.
"We have increased the number of patrols and we need your help to identify him, locate him and hopefully arrest him soon," said Robert Reason, a Baltimore police officer.
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Vivian Windisch practices soccer at Fullerton Park twice a week and said the incident made her think more about her personal safety.
"I always have my cell phone with me, like in my hand, and I have one of those flashlights that I sometimes use," she said. "I'm just always prepared."
Parents like Alison Tormollen said all children should be prepared.
"I know there will be times when I can't be with them and they have to be prepared," said Tormollen. "Knowledge is more than half the battle."
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Anyone with information on the identity of the person or vehicle in these photos is asked to call 410-307-2020.