Police report child abduction attempt in NE Cedar Rapids Sunday

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Oct.

4, 2021 8:10 am, Updated: Oct.

4, 2021 8:30 am

Police report child abduction attempt in NE Cedar Rapids Sunday

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Cedar Rapids police are investigating an attempted child abduction incident that happened Sunday.

At about 4 p.m., officers responded to information about a possible abduction attempt in the 500 block of Sheffield Drive, NE, according to a news release.

Police learned on scene that a man wearing a hooded shirt and mask tried to grab a 2-year-old child off the sidewalk.

A nearby family member stopped the attempted abduction and saw the man get into a white car before driving away, the release stated.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491.

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