The Madrid Police Department is releasing information about an attempted abduction that happened Wednesday.
Police say it happened in the 500 Block of West North Street around 3:50 p.m. A six-year-old girl and her four-year-old brother were playing in the family’s yard when two male teens came from behind some trees on the edge of the property.
One of the teens allegedly made physical contact the boy and yelled “Boo” then ran away when the girl started screaming. Police say the other teen ran in the opposite direction.
The children told their mother what happened and she called police.
A witness told police he did see an older teen running from the area around the time of the incident. He was described as a white male, five-foot-ten, with brown hair. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, and dark-colored shorts.
Police have not released any further information but are asking the public to contact them if they know something about the case.
Parents are urged to talk to their children about the threat of stranger danger and how to react in a scary situation.