Police search for man who tried to kidnap girl from restaurant

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl at a Jack in the Box at the corner of Barton Springs Road and South Lamar Boulevard on Tuesday evening.

The man fled north towards Riverside Drive shortly before 8 p.m. after the failed kidnapping, police say.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue and black jacket with a fur collar, a black t-shirt, black beanie, green pants and a black backpack.

Authorities were not releasing further details of the pending investigation but they are asking anyone who sees this man to call 911.

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