Police investigating attempted child abduction in northeast Calgary

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Police are seeking information on an alleged child abduction that took place in northeast Calgary on Friday.  (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Police are seeking information on an alleged child abduction that took place in northeast Calgary on Friday. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Calgary police are seeking assistance from the public after a 13-year-old was confronted by a man who attempted to force her into a van.

According to a release, the girl was walking home from a school bus stop northbound along Saddlebrook Drive N.E. at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday when she was approached by a vehicle.

Police said the driver asked the girl for directions, allegedly with his pants and underwear around his ankles so as to expose himself.

The girl began to leave, police said, declining to speak with the man. Police said the man then proceeded to pull his pants up and exit the van, approaching her from behind, before opening the van's sliding door and trying to shove the girl in.

Police said the girl kicked the man and ran. The man followed her in the van until she arrived at home.

The van is described as potentially being a medium grey Honda or Toyota older model minivan.

Police described the man as being mid-to-late 30s with a heavy build. He was wearing a green long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and a blue toque, police said.

No CCTV images of the vehicle have been located at this time, and police have been patrolling the area since early in the afternoon. Police are asking anyone with information or with CCTV footage to get in contact.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.