Sheriff's office investigates possible child abduction attempt near Salina

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Authorities in Saline County are investigating a possible child abduction attempt. 

Deputies responded at around 7:30 a.m. Friday to a suspicious activity call in the 600 block of East Shipton Road. The Saline County Sheriff's Office says a boy was waiting on his school bus when he says he was approached by a man who ordered him to get in the man's vehicle. 

The boy ran off, and a bus driver observed the suspect vehicle leaving the area a short time later. 

"The Sheriff’s office immediately saturated the area, conducting traffic stops on vehicles matching the description, but the suspect is still outstanding," the sheriff's office said in a news release. 

The suspect was described as a shorter, medium-built white or Hispanic man with dark, possibly black, hair that appeared combed to the side and over his ears. The suspect possibly had a dark goatee or facial hair and a scruffy appearance. He was wearing a white tank top, a gold necklace, and has tattoos on both arms. The boy said he spoke with a low, scratchy voice.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored, possibly black or dark green, older model four-door passenger car with tinted windows. It was dirty.

"The vehicle’s appearance was described as similar to an older model Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand AM or an older model Buick LeSabre," the release says. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (785) 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or click here to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1000 and you are not required to give your name.

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