Police searching for suspect after attempted abduction in Festus

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FESTUS, MO (KTVI)-- The search is on in Jefferson County for a man who police say attempted to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

The girl was outside playing with her dog near her home on Cliff Drive in Festus Thursday night between 6 and 7 o'clock.

She says a man in a white car pulled up and told her to get into the car.  She ran to her home to tell her dad. When he came out, the car was gone.

Police say the girl gave a vague description of the man because it was dark.

He is described as a black male, driving a white Dodge Neon or Saturn with front end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Festus Police Department.