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Mascoutah abduction attempt unfounded, police say

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Police in Mascoutah are searching for a man who attempted to abduct two girls Thursday night Police in Mascoutah are searching for a man who attempted to abduct two girls Thursday night
MASCOUTAH, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Thursday night’s abduction attempt in Mascoutah was unfounded, according to police.

Two 11-year-old girls originally told police they were outside in a residential neighborhood at the intersection of First and Green Streets near a church around 9:45 p.m. when a man in silver pick-up truck pulled up. The girls said the man asked them to walk over to him, police said.

According to the girls’ story, one girl walked over to the truck before the man tried to grab her arm, making contact with her. Police said the two girls then ran away and called police.

Authorities said they were searching for a man who was around 65-years-old, with white hair, a white mustache, and is balding. Police believed he was driving a silver Chevy S10 pick-up with a slight lift on it.

Police were able to find a man who matched the description, but said after speaking with him and reviewing surveillance video from the church they determined the allegation was unfounded.

The girls will not be charged and their names will not be released, according to police.

Around 7 Friday morning, the Mascoutah School District sent out a notification to parents alerting them of the alleged abduction attempt.

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