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Police Searching for Attempted Kidnapping Suspect in East Boston

The suspect is described as a short, heavy set man with gray hair and a shadowed beard

Police in East Boston are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old boy as he walked to school on Wednesday.

The incident occurred near Sumner Street in East Boston around 7:11 a.m., where the man grabbed the boy by the shoulders before he was able to safely escape, according to police.

The suspect is described as a short, heavy set man with gray hair and a shadowed beard. He was wearing a black jacket and gray sweatpants and was driving a gray minivan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police at (617) 343-4234.

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