PARK RIDGE, Ill. (STMW) – A student at Maine East High School in Park Ridge was reportedly the victim of an attempted abduction while walking to school Wednesday.

The student was walking to school through the Robin Drive subdivision just north of Maine East when she was approached by a man driving a blue van, according to an alert issued to elementary school parents by Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 that did not identify the girl’s age.

The man grabbed the student by the arm and pulled her to the vehicle, but when she began to scream, he let go and drove away, the alert stated.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with black hair, brown eyes and a mustache, according to the alert. He reportedly spoke Spanish to the student, who does not speak that language.

Anyone with information should contact the Park Ridge Police Department, (847) 318-5252, or Cook County Sheriff’s Department, (708)-865-4700.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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