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Overland Park police report attempted child abduction

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A 14-year-old girl told Overland Park police that a man attempted to abduct her while she was waiting at a bus stop.

This occurred near West 87th Terrace and Nall Avenue at 8:19 a.m.

The girl told police that she was waiting at the bus stop when a white man in a black pickup truck stopped and told her to get into his vehicle.

"The victim refused and told the suspect she was going to call the police. The suspect then quickly left the area," according to a news release from the police department.

The suspect is described as being in his 50s and wearing a white T-shirt with a black logo on it. He had a bushy black and gray beard and wore wire-rimmed glasses.

His vehicle is described as a large black truck, possibly a crew cab with tinted windows, a trailer hitch and distinct mustard-yellow hubcaps.

Overland Park and Prairie Village police say they will provide additional patrols in the area.

The student attends Indian Hills Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District.

The school district said it would review safety procedures with students and encouraged parents to do the same.

The district issued the following release:

I want to inform you of a concerning report regarding a stranger approaching an Indian Hills' student at a bus stop this morning (Friday, April 18, 2014). The student reported that an unidentified man driving a black pick-up truck with mustard-yellow colored hub caps, tinted windows, and a trailer hitch turned onto 87th Terrace from Nall and stopped in front of the student. The man reportedly rolled down the window and told the student to get into the truck. The student refused and threatened to call the police, prompting the man to drive off. The man is described as an older white male with a gray beard wearing a white T-shirt and glasses. A report has been made to the Overland Park and Prairie Village Police Departments, and they are investigating. Both police departments will provide extra patrols in the area. As a precaution, staff members will take a moment to review safety procedures with students, and we encourage you to review them at home as well. Anyone with information regarding the possible identify of this individual or about the truck is asked to contact the Overland Park or Prairie Village police departments. We appreciate the efforts of our students, parents, community members, and public safety partners to keep our schools and community safe.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8750.

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