NYPD: Man tries to abduct 11-year-old boy at Brooklyn subway station

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A.J. Ross reports the latest information on the attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy.

The NYPD is searching for a suspect who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy at a Brooklyn subway station Tuesday morning.

The victim managed to escape the stranger who grabbed his arm as he attempted to board the M train at the Myrtle/Wykoff Avenue station in Bushwick around 8:30 a.m.

Police say the suspect ambushed the boy, grabbing the child and preventing him from boarding the Queens-bound train.

Authorities say the boy struggled to get free and ran to another platform, with the suspect close behind yelling he was going to get him. Along the L line platform, the boy managed to get help from a good Samaritan who offered her phone so he could call police. With the boy out of reach, the suspect reportedly fled back to the M train platform and disappeared on a Queens-bound train.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 5-foot-10, last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is being asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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