Man tried to abduct 13-year-old girl in Woodlawn: police

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CHICAGO — Police are warning residents in the Woodlawn neighborhood to be on alert after a man tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl.

It happened Tuesday afternoon, in the 800 block of East 83rd Street.

Police say the girl was walking when a man she didn’t recognize grabbed her from behind.

She was able to fight him off and run away to safety.

The man is described as an African American between 20-30 years old, about 5’4″ with a medium build wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

If you have any information, contact Chicago police at (312) 747-8380.