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Police: Man tried to kidnap Clayton boy

Posted April 16, 2010 1:22 p.m. EDT

— A man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy in the Riverwood subdivision in Clayton Thursday evening, police said Friday.

The boy told police he was jogging when a man waved him down near the intersection of Collinsworth Drive and Swain Trail at about 7:10 p.m. The boy said the man put his hand on his shoulder and threatened to harm him unless he went with the man into some nearby woods.

The boy said he ran from the man and escaped unharmed. He provided police a vague description of the man.

Clayton police said the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective P.D. Millar at 919-553-4611.