ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- St. Louis police are investigating after reports of a kidnapping attempt outside a local school.
According to police, a nine-year-old girl was dropped off at Woerner Elementary School near Carondelet Park Thursday morning 40 minutes before the school day began.
While she was outside, the girl says that a man tried to kidnap her. She says she was able to run from him.
When a bus arrived at the school, the girl told several students getting off the bus about the incident.
She describes the suspect as a black man, 35-40 years old with a dark complexion and an accent. She says the man was wearing a black T-shirt, brown pants and white shoes. He reportedly had a mustache, was bald and had an earring in his right ear.
The girl was not injured.
Police are now looking for a man who matches the girl's description.