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Police in New Hartford are searching for a suspect in an attempted abduction.

KWWL reports the incident happened Saturday. A New Hartford woman says her eight-year-old daughter was outside of a hair salon near city hall around 2:00 p.m.

The woman says an older man with a gray beard and mustache approached her daughter in a black van. The man allegedly told the girl there was a family emergency and she needed to get in the van.

The girl ran inside the salon to her mother.

The case remains under investigation.