Police Search for Suspect in Attempted Abduction

Police are searching for a man who they say attempted to abduct a 9-year-old boy Thursday.

Officials describe the suspect as a black male approximately 40 to 50 years old with a dark complexion and a long black and gray beard.  The suspect was driving a gray pick-up truck with tinted windows.

The attempted abduction happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on the 2200 block of 57th Street in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, according to police.

Police say the boy was walking down the street when the suspect pulled over and told him to get in the truck.

The suspect told the child he would not get in trouble because he knew his mother, according to reports.  The boy fled on foot and the suspect drove away.

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