High school student reports attempted abduction near Manchester

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing their investigation of an attempted abduction of a high school student Jan. 28 in the Manchester area, according to Deputy Scott Wilson, department spokesman.

Wilson said a female student told investigators she was on her way to catch the morning bus near the intersection of California and E. Harrison about 6:45 a.m., when was approached from behind and grabbed by the arm by a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

The student described the male a 6-feet or taller and his sweatshirt had a skeleton design. It was zipped up to cover his face and he was carrying a knife.The female said she managed to get away by using force and ran to a nearby house and called  911.

South Kitsap School District officials sent a letter home to parents after the incident was reported.The letter asked parents to remind students about the importance of “being cautious, recognizing indicators of potential threats, and having a “mental plan” for how to respond if approached by a stranger.”

Person who have any information about the incident can call the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 337-7101.


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