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Tigard Police investigate attempted kidnapping near Scholls Ferry Road

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Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping in Tigard near Southwest Scholls Ferry Road.

On Monday, Jan. 26, a 15-year-old girl was walking along a path that runs parallel to Barrows Road near Southwest Menlor Lane at 11 a.m. when a man came up behind her and grabbed her arm.

The man claimed he had a gun and pulled her toward Melor Drive near a bridge along a dirt path. The girl was able to break free from the man’s grip and ran for help.

The girl reportedly called her friend, who took her to Southridge High School, where she told school staff about the incident. Staff then called police.

The man was described as a white male, about 20 or 30 years old, with short hair, an unshaven face and a mole on his chin. He was wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a zipper.

Beaverton Police searched the area, but the man wasn’t found. The path the girl was on is part of a large trail network that runs through Beaverton and Tigard, said Jim Wolf, a Tigard Police spokesman.

The girl wasn’t hurt.

Beaverton Police spokesman Mike Rowe said Tuesday that Beaverton officers will conduct extra patrols in the area of Big Al’s (14950 S.W. Barrows Rd.) near the location of the attempted kidnapping.

Tigard Police took over the investigation after Beaverton’s initial search of the area.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Tigard Police at 503-639-6168 or via email at: tips@tigard-or.gov.

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