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Nassau County Police Searching For Attempted Kidnapper

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County Police are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a teenager while she walked through a park on Friday night.

The incident happened in Valley Stream. The teenager was walking in Hendrickson Park shortly before 8 p.m. when a man came up behind her, wrapped his arms around her and told her to be quiet.

The victim screamed and the man ran off.

The victim described the man as a white male in his early 20s with dark hair, shaved arms, wearing a black t-shirt, khaki shorts and smelling of smoke.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.