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OPP investigate reported attempted abduction

Nipigon OPP are investigating a reported attempted abduction that occurred Friday night around 10 p.m. in Nipigon.
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NIPIGON – OPP are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted abduction.

Police, in a release issued Saturday, say an unknown man grabbed a 9-year-old in the Newton Street area Friday night around 10 p.m.

The child was safely able to run away from the suspect, but the suspect fled to a nearby bush area.

Police were contacted to investigate.

The suspect is described as wearing all black clothing, 5-foot-10 and very skinny.

If anyone saw someone matching this description in the area when this occurred, they are asked to contact the Nipigon OPP at 807-887-2637 or call 1-888-310-1122.