The Gilbert Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping of a junior high school student that occurred earlier this morning.
According to a letter sent by the Gilbert Public School District to parents, the incident occurred when a man attempted to kidnap a Mesquite Junior High School student at the Sahara Palms apartment complex. The student was waiting for a school bus to arrive when the suspect, wearing dark clothes and a ski mask, grabbed the student by the arm and attempted to take the student from the area.
The student was able to fight back, and the suspect fled the scene, and Gilbert officers were unable to find the suspect after they arrived at the apartments.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the department by calling (480) 503-6500.
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