By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl from a basketball court in Brooklyn.

It happened around 3 p.m. last Tuesday near Sterling Place and Eastern Parkway in Brownsville.

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Police said the girl was playing basketball when the suspect grabbed her from behind and tried to lead her out of the park.

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The girl’s brother yelled for help, and the man let her go, police said.

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Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team