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Police investigate attempted abduction after 11-year-old girl was told to get in man's car

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Police are searching for the motor vehicle involved in a possible attempted abduction in Bridgeport on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place in on Norman Street near the corner of Fairfield Avenue around 9:10 a.m. Upon arrival, officers located an 11-year-old girl, who told police she was uninjured.

A Roosevelt School student told police that she was approached by a four-door vehicle with a “broken front headlight” when a man inside asked her to inside. However, the girl refused the order and the vehicle sped off, police said.

The incident is under investigation and police said they have “strong leads.”

Parent Perquon Moore, and other parents at the school, were alerted about the attempted abduction.

"I thought it was scary. I don't want anything like that (to happen), ever," Moore said.

"It's scary because I don't expect to hear that and its happening a lot," said Xiomara Ortiz.

Just about three weeks ago, a teenager was on her way to Harding High School when she got into a stranger's car and jumped out onto Boston Avenue after she was assaulted by the driver.

Her escape was caught on camera and police were able to track down the car and arrested Towanna Randall.

As for this latest incident, even though there is a camera at the intersection, police said they have no video at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Department at 203-581-5201.

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