Boy Bites Back, Escapes San Leandro Kidnap Attempt

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:36 AM PDT
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Parents at Jefferson Elementary School in San Leandro are upset after a child reports being attacked in the bathroom by an adult. Jodi Hernandez reports.

Parents at Jefferson Elementary School in San Leandro are upset after a child reports being attacked in the bathroom by an adult. Jodi Hernandez reports.

Police are searching for a male suspect who assaulted and attempted to abduct a 7-year-old student at an elementary school in San Leandro on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

At about 1:55 p.m. a male suspect assaulted a student at Jefferson Elementary School located at 14300 Bancroft Ave., according to police.

The victim was in the hallway outside a school bathroom when the suspect grabbed him from behind.

The victim managed to bite the suspect's hand and run back to his classroom, police said. Police were not notified of the incident until Friday, at which point police began the investigation into the incident.

The suspect is described as a male, about 18 years old with a dark complexion.

He was wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans and black shoes at the time of the incident, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact San Leandro police at (510) 577-3230 or anonymously at (510) 577-3278.

An anonymous tip can be sent to police by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411.

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