Police say Man is Not "Person of Interest" in Abduction Investigation

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According to Colorado Springs Police, the person they called a "person of interest" in the attempted abduction of a 5-year-old girl, is not part of their investigation anymore.

Police released a picture of the man Thursday. After the media coverage, CSPD identified and contacted the person in the picture and now say he's not a "person of interest".

11 News has now taken the man's picture off of KKTV.com.

The incident happened June 12 on the 4300 E. Pikes Peak Ave. That is near North Academy in Colorado Springs.

A man grabbed the 5-year-old girl while she was playing outside and tried to carry her away, but ended up releasing her.

Police are still searching for a Hispanic male, 5’ 0” tall with a thin build, black hair in a bowl cut and a black goatee.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.