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March 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

2 attempted child abductions reported at Spokane

The Associated Press

SPOKANE — Separate reports of an attempted child abduction and a child luring at Spokane have many parents on edge.

A Spokane Valley woman told officers she was looking out a window on Wednesday, watching her two children play in the back yard when she saw a man reach over the fence and try to pick up her 4-year-old son. The man ran off when she confronted him.

Also on Wednesday a Spokane woman told police she was at a bookstore in Northtown Mall with her 9-year-old daughter. They were separated when a man came up to the girl and asked if she wanted to go to the restroom with him.

The girl told her mother who called police. The man had fled.

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