MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in Cannon Falls are asking for the public’s help locating a suspect in an attempted abduction Sunday afternoon.
According to police, around 4 p.m. a white male in his 20’s attempted to abduct a 10-year-old girl from Lower Hannah’s Bend Park.
Police said he grabbed the girl and carried her while running across the park. The girl was able to get away when he put her down to catch his breath.
The suspect is described as being 6′ tall and roughly 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white or yellow animated drawing, blue jeans with holes in each knee and black work boots.
Police said the hood was tied down to cover his face, but it was seen that he had dark brown hair and sunglasses with hot pink frames and black lenses.
The Cannon Falls Police Department is looking to talk to anyone that was in the areas of Hannah’s Bend Park, Cannon Valley Fairgrounds or the DNR bike trail between 3 and 5 p.m. They are specifically interested in talking to a father of two children that had been at the playground around the same time the incident occurred.
The father later told police there was a couple sitting in a pickup truck during the time he and his children were in the park, and when they left. Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying these potential witnesses as well.
Also, anyone with any information that may help identify the suspect is asked to call 507-263-2278.