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Police looking for man who approached child at Central Park

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Police are looking for a man following a suspicious incident in Central Park Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., police were called to the splash pad area of the downtown park after an unknown man allegedly tried to lure a five-year-old boy away from his mother.

A lifeguard intervened and the man left the area, at which time the mother called police.

The suspect is described as black, approximately 25-years-old and around 5-foot-7 tall with a slim build. He was wearing a red hooded jacket, green shorts, gold necklace and was carrying a green and black Thomas Engine backpack.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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