Man flees after child abduction attempt at a Thornton school, police say

Thornton police are investigating an attempted child abduction and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect.

The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Friday at the STEM Launch school, 9450 Pecos St., police said in a news release.

Thornton PD investigating an attempt child abduction earlier this morning at STEM Launch, 9450 Pecos St. The below pictured person of interest allegedly grabbed a 10 yr old student. Student fought subject off who then ran away. Anyone with info please call 720-977-5150. pic.twitter.com/jFKSil51Mb

— Thornton Police Dept (@ThorntonPolice) September 23, 2022

A 10-year-old student told police that “she was grabbed just outside of the school just before the start of the school day,” the release said. The victim “resisted” the attack and the suspect fled.

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Police on Friday released images from school surveillance footage of the suspect who has yet to be identified.

He is described as about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a thin build and blond hair. He was wearing a black Adidas hooded sweatshirt with a triple multicolored Adidas logo, black jeans, black shoes with white soles, a mask and black gloves.

Anyone who has information on the incident, or on a suspect, is asked to call Thornton police at 720-977-5150 or call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).