COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Columbia police say a 9-year-old girl has escaped an apparent kidnapping attempt.
Police say it happened Sunday morning while the girl was playing with her 4-year-old sister in a backyard. The older girl says a masked man grabbed her left arm. She said she was able to free herself and run to the front of the house.
The younger sister didn't see anything.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol sent dogs to the scene, but they were unable to track anything. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.