2nd attempted abduction reported in Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ohio - Hamilton police report a second attempted abduction in the city in the span of a week.

Police say Thursday night around 5:30 p.m., three boys were walking home from the New Hope Outreach Center on Pleasant Avenue when they say a van pulled up along side them and a man jumped out and started to chase the boys.

The boys were able to run away and go back to the New Hope Outreach Center for help, according to police.

Police have not released a description of the suspect at this time.

A second attempted abduction was reported Monday, also by a male jumping from a white van. According to a police report, the incident happened while an 8-year-old girl was walking home on Heathrow Court near Fairborn Drive. The child reported to police that a man grabbed her and tried to put her inside a white van. The girl screamed loudly and kicked the suspect until she escaped, police say.

If you have any information available about these alleged abduction attempts, contact Hamilton police at 513-868-5811.

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