- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Chandler say they’re investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl.

The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon in a neighborhood near Elliot Road and the 101 freeway.

Police say the young girl and her 11-year-old brother had just gotten off a bus and were walking about one block to their home when they say a man in a black van or SUV pulled up and grabbed the girl by the arm.

The boy says he karate-chopped the suspect’s arm as hard as he could and the siblings got away.

The boy says suspect had a mask on and a hoodie over his head.

Police say the two children weren’t hurt and they are searching for the suspect.

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