St. Paul police say two girls report attempted abductions several hours apart on Wednesday.
But police do not believe the incidents are related. A 12 year old girl says a man in a dark green van got out of his vehicle around 7:15 Wednesday morning and tried to take her. She ran. Around 6 p.m. a 15 year old girl says a man pointed a handgun at her from his vehicle and she fled on foot. There were no injuries. Both incidents occurred in the Frogtown area of St. Paul and now police have increased their patrols in the area.