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Man tried to abduct teen girl in Uniondale, police say

Police released a surveillance image of a man

Police released a surveillance image of a man they said they are seeking in the attempted abduction of a teenage girl in Uniondale at midday Tuesday. Credit: NCPD

A teenage schoolgirl twice fought off a man trying to abduct her in Uniondale at midday on Tuesday, police said.

The girl, 13, was walking home from Lawrence Road Middle School in Hempstead when she noticed the suspect standing in the parking lot, Nassau police said in a statement.

He followed her for about half a mile; when she neared her home in Uniondale, he chased her and seized her from behind, placing his hand over her mouth, they said.

Struggling, she managed to briefly escape only to be recaptured, as he sought to drag her behind parked cars; she again freed herself and ran into her home.

The suspect, a thin man about 5 foot, 5 inches tall, clad in camouflage pants and a blue shirt with the letters “NYC” and “AERO” on the front, ran off, police said.

Anyone with information should call 911 or Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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