Deputies Investigate 11-Year-Old Girl’s Attempted Kidnapping in Jamul

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The Jamul Primary School. Courtesy Jamul-Dulzura Union School District

An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday near a school in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.

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The attempted abduction was reported at 3:49 p.m. near the Jamul Primary School at 14567 Lyons Valley Road, said Sgt. Karla Menzies of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

While on a nearby dirt trail, the girl was approached and forcibly grabbed by an unknown male. The child was able to escape, suffering a minor abrasion to an arm, Menzies said.

Deputies searched the area, but did not locate any suspects or evidence.

Deputies will provide extra patrols and resources before and after school hours for the remainder of the week, Menzies said.

“The Jamul Dulzura Union School District is working in collaboration with the sheriff’s department to ensure the safety of all students and advises all schools in the district will start at their normally scheduled time,” she said.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available.

— City News Service

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