BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Authorities are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a boy that happened Monday morning in Buckeye.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says they received a call of a 10-year-old boy who was grabbed by a man near Carver and Tuthill Roads, in a community called Rainbow Valley.
The boy managed to escape from the suspect.
The suspect fled the area and an MCSO helicopter arrived at the scene to assist in the search for the suspect. A person of interest, who was taken into custody during a nearby burglary, does not match the suspect's description.
The suspect has been identified by authorities as a White male, average-to-tall height, average build and has dark hair with a tattoo on his forearm. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt.
Anyone with information should call MCSO at 602-876-1011.
Buckeye dad says 10yo son was playing in backyard before fighting off man who grabbed him. MCSO questioning someone, not sure if right guy pic.twitter.com/wtQaCE6qJM— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) May 15, 2017
A 10 yr old boy was grabbed by a male on own property 20435 W Carver child got away Possible suspect detained in burglary close proximity— Maricopa Sheriff (@MaricopaSheriff) May 15, 2017
Person detained on separate incident involving attempted child abduction does not match suspect description. More investigation to be done.— @SgtJEnriquez (@SgtJEnriquez) May 15, 2017
Suspect description in attempted child abduction from Rainbow Valley, is a dark haired white male, average height tattoo on right forearm
— Maricopa Sheriff (@MaricopaSheriff) May 15, 2017