JOHNSTON CITY – Johnston City Police said Thursday night an attempted child abduction was reported that afternoon in the 300 block of West 11th Street.
According to a post on the Johnson City Police Department Facebook page, a young girl was playing in her yard when an unknown woman, described as heavier set with red hair, grabbed the girl by her feet and attempted to drag her into a small red car. There was another unknown person driving the car.
Police said the child was able to get away and fled home where 9-1-1 was called. Police arrived shortly after, but the car had fled the area.
An investigation is underway. If anyone has any information into this incident, call 983-5888.
Police reminded residents to keep an eye on their children and report any suspicious activity when noticed.