Boy fights off attempted kidnapper in western Michigan

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP & WILX) - Police in Battle Creek are investigating an attempted child abduction, after a man tried to grab a boy outside his house.

Officers say the 10-year-old was in his backyard Friday around 7 p.m. located at the 100 block of Winter Street in Battle Creek, when a man wearing a ski mask grabbed him.

The boy fought back, biting the man who let go of the boy and ran into a wooded area by the house.

The boy ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

Police are now investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Battle Creek Police or Silent Observer.