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Police: More than 100 leads after abduction attempt in Coon Rapids

A man attacked a 16-year-old girl on Friday, June 21.
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Authorities have received more than 100 leads since alerting the public to an abduction attempt of a teenage girl in Coon Rapids last Friday. 

Coon Rapids PD issued an update Monday, saying "we have a few promising leads." They're still encouraging people to contact them at 763-427-1212 if they can possibly identify the suspect in the sketch photo (above) or have any information that could help. 

The attempted abduction happened Friday morning when a man pulled a 16-year-old girl into the woods, pepper sprayed her and "tried to attack her," Coon Rapids police said. 

The girl was riding her skateboard on a walking path in the area of Coon Rapids Blvd. and Coon Rapids Blvd. Extension when the man attacked. 

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She was able to scream, kick and fight off the man, who ran way into the woods.

Police responded and set up a perimeter, searching with a K-9 and drones, but the suspect wasn't found.

The attacker is described as a white male, in his mid-30s, wearing a black Adidas sweatshirt with grey sleeves, dark sweat pants, black hair, lower profile beard, and a thin build.

"Be aware of your surroundings, lock your homes/vehicles, etc." says Coon Rapids PD. "Please also remind your children that if they are ever in this situation, to react as our survivor did: scream, fight back, and run away."

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