WELLSTON, Mo. (KSDK) - A student on her way to Normandy High School was the victim of an attempted abduction Tuesday morning, police say.
The girl was walking east on St. Charles Rock Road at about 8 a.m. Near the Lulu Avenue intersection, police say a man grabbed her by the arm and told her not to try and get away.
The girl was able to fight the man off and run to a nearby Metrolink Station, where she called her mom and ask her to pick her up. Her mom took her to school, and they called police.
The perpetrator was last seen walking eastbound on St. Charles Rock Road. He is described as a black male in his 30s with a slim build.
Police are increasing patrols around schools in the area over the next few weeks in response to the incident.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Wellston Police at 314-553-8010.
No additional information was immediately available.