A 12-year-old Castilleja student narrowly escaped an abduction attempt Friday morning, according to Palo Alto police. The girl was walking on campus at about 8 a.m. when a man called out to her to "lure her towards him," according to police Sgt. Sandra Brown.
The suspect is described as an Asian male with black hair in a buzz cut, with a dark complexion, and between 30 and 40 years old. The student described his clothing as a black waist-length fabric jacket and black chino pants or black jeans. He may have been wearing a light-colored shirt, the girl reported.
Brown said Palo Alto Unified School District officials were planning to put out a warning to parents and students about the incident.
Anyone with information about the abduction attempt or who may have seen the suspect can call police at 650-329-2413.
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