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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 36-year-old with attempting to kidnap a 10-year-old girl at an area MetroLink station.

It happened at the North Hanley MetroLink station but not in a passenger area. The child was with her mother and brother at the time.

MetroLink Communications Manager Patti Beck said it happened on a sidewalk leading to Hanley Road.

Police said Fletcher Johnson walked up to the little girl, grabbed her arm, and told her to come home with him.

St. Louis County police are reminding everyone to be aware of your surroundings, report suspicious behavior or individuals, download Metro's app, and follow @stlcountypd and @stlmetro on Twitter for updates or breaking information.

The 10-year-old girl is safe but county police said it's a good reminder to have the "stranger danger" conversation with your children.

Prosecutors charged Johnson Tuesday with one count of attempted kidnapping. His bail was set at $150,000, cash-only.

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