A 22-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly trying to abduct a 15-year-old girl.

Yakima County Sheriff's and police report the attempted abduction took place near Sunnyside last week. The suspect pulled up next to the girl last Wednesday afternoon as she was walking home from school.

He initiated some conversation with her before trying to pull her by the hair into his SUV. She was able to get away, and was not harmed.

Monday, a 22-year-old man was taken into custody, but his name was not released. Authorities didn't say how they were led to arrest him, but he will make an appearance in court Tuesday afternoon in Yakima according to the Yakima Herald.

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