Crime & Courts

Wichita police investigating possible attempted abduction

An 11-year-old girl told police she was grabbed by an unknown man in the 2200 block of West MacArthur at around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Wichita police said Thursday.

She was outside near her house when she said a man wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing grabbed her from behind, Officer Charley Davidson said. She was able to kick him away and run home.

The man is described as having a ring tattoo on his left hand and tattoos around his eyebrows. He’s about 5-foot-11-inches tall and was described as Hispanic.

Davidson said police are still working to gather and verify information. This is the first report of its kind in the area recently, he said.

Anyone who lives in the area and may have witnessed the incident or has any other information is asked to call 911.

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna