Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred in the 300 block of Manchester Circle at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Cpl. Paul Mouton told KPEL responding officers reported an 11-year-old girl was walking near a dumpster when a white male jumped out and grabbed her. Fortunately, the juvenile was able to break free and run for help.

The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a green Jeep Wrangler with big tires and chrome rims. The victim described the suspect as a white male wearing a black mask.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.