Members of the Nipigon OPP are requesting for public assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted abduction.
On Friday around 10 p.m., an unknown male grabbed a nine-year-old in the Newton Street area in Nipigon.
The child was able to run away from the suspect, who fled to a nearby bush area.
Police then were contacted to investigate.
The suspect is described as wearing all black clothing, standing 5'0" tall, and very skinny.
Anyone who saw someone matching this description in the area when this occurred is asked to contact the Nipigon OPP at 1-807-887-2637 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.