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Wilmington Police Investigating Attempted Kidnapping

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – Police in Delaware are investigating an attempted kidnapping that happened on Wednesday.

On May 8th around 6 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Delamore Place for reports of the kidnapping.

An investigation showed that around 5 p.m., the 7-year-old girl was playing outside when a man armed with a knife tried to grab her.

The victim screamed and managed to break free before running into her house, and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a black male between 5’9” and 5’11” and 150-175 lbs. He had a mohawk hair style and a diamond stud earring and was wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt and black shoes.

Anyone with information should call police at 302-576-3990 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can be submitted online anonymously at http://www.tipsubmit.com.