Police investigating attempted child abduction

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FORT LUPTON -- Fort Lupton police released a composite sketch of a man they say tried to abduct a 14-year-old girl outside Fort Lupton High School Jan. 29.


It happened shortly before 7:15 a.m. Jan. 29. Sgt. Kevin Halloran said the victim, a 14-year-old female, told police she saw a white man get out of his car and walk toward her in the south parking lot of the school.

Halloran said the man pushed the teen against a fence and told her to "be quiet." The young girl began to punch the male to get away. During the altercation, the man was hit in the face. He got into his car and left the school in an unknown direction.

Police think the suspect is tall and thin, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark beanie hart, a dark coat and dark jeans. Halloran said the man spoke with a deep voice.

The vehicle is a light-colored station wagon or an SUV with a hatchback, tinted windows and, perhaps, an altered suspension that lowers the car to the ground.

Halloran does not think there is an "imminent threat" to the community. However, he urged residents to be vigilant while detectives continued their investigation. Call Fort Lupton police (303-857-4011) with any information.