Boy reports attempted kidnapping outside Colorado Springs elementary school

It happened Monday afternoon in Colorado Springs.

COLORADO SPRINGS - Police are looking for suspects after a 10-year-old boy said he was approached by an unknown man in a black SUV outside of his elementary school Monday afternoon.

The incident happened a little after 3 p.m., when police say the man drove up to the boy near Academy International Elementary School and asked him if he wanted a ride home.

When the child said no, police say the boy says the suspect yelled and ordered him to get inside the car several times.

The boy took off running, police say, and the SUV followed for approximately 40 yards. The child said he hid in the bushes for a few minutes until he saw the suspect drive off quickly.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newish black SUV that may be a Toyota 4Runner with chrome rims and darkly tinted windows.

Police say the child didn’t get a good look at the man, but said he has a deep voice.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

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