Police probe attempted kidnapping of teen in Valley Stream

Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl that took place in a Valley Stream park last night.According to officials, the victim was

VALLEY STREAM - Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl that took place in a Valley Stream park last night.According to officials, the victim was walking down a path in Hendrickson Park when she first spotted the suspect, who was walking toward her but passed her. When she approached a bridge, police say the man came up from behind, grabbed the teen and whispered in her ear to be quiet.However, police say the 16-year-old started screaming, and the suspect fled. The teen was not injured. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with dark hair and shaved arms. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and khaki shorts, and he smelled strongly of smoke. Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244 TIPS.

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