News report indicates possible child abductor seen in Northfield

WCCO-TV and KARE-11 in Minneapolis are reporting that a possible child abductor has been seen in the city.

The stations cite a Northfield police news release describing an incident Monday in which a man allegedly approached two young girls and tried to get them to go with him in his car. The girls refused and escaped safely.

You can click to view the WCCO story or the KARE-11 report.

Thanks to Susie Beaumaster for the news tip.


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Stranger Abductions are very rare.

"According to the US Dept. of Justice":http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/documents/nismart2_nonfamily.pdf true stranger abductions are very rare - 78 cases for 71,000,000 children in 1999. (The most recent numbers I could find) That's almost literally one in a million.