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SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City police are investigating reports of an attempted child abduction from a home in Morningside.

At about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 10-year-old girl reported to her mother that a man had approached her while she was in the back yard of their home in the 1900 block of South Cypress Street and grabbed her arm. The girl then fled into her house. The suspect left on foot, according to a news release from the Sioux City Police Department.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall white male with a slender build and short dark hair. He was wearing a white shirt and jeans.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching that description, the news release said. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone who has any information about the incident can call the police department at 279-6440 or CrimeStoppers at 258-TIPS.

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