KUSA – The Rifle Police Department is hoping that witnesses will come forward after they said a child managed to fight off a would-be kidnapper early Wednesday morning.

The attempted abduction occurred in the 200 block of West Fourth Street, according a news release from the Rifle Police Department that was distributed on Thursday.

Their only description of the suspect was that he was wearing dark clothing.

Citizens who believe they may have seen something suspicious in the area before or after the incident occurred are asked to contact Rifle police.