By Dana Kozlov

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man is in police custody after allegedly trying to abduct a 13-year-old girl in Skokie.

Police say the young girl was walking home Tuesday from the 5000 block of Dempster Street when a man started following her.

The 13-year-old activated a personal safety app on her phone to call for help. Officers arrived shortly after and were able to match the girl’s description to Kamara.

Officers say as she was walking, a man came up behind her and made several alarming statements, handed her a note, then walked away as police approached.

The girl was not injured in the incident.

Police found and arrested a man at Greenleaf Avenue and Terminal Street matching the description given by the 13-year-old.

Rassin Kamara, 52, has been charged with one felony count of Child Abduction, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Kamara remains in custody pending a bond hearing at the Second District Circuit Court of Cook County.

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Rassin Kamara, 52, has been charged with one felony count of Child Abduction, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Police are crediting Kamara’s arrest to the girl’s quick thinking.

The 24-hour Skokie  Crime Tip Hotline is 847-933-TIPS (8477).

Text-A-Tip is available 24 hours a day by texting “Skokie” and your tip to 847411.