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Warren neighborhood on edge after an alleged attempted kidnapping

WARREN, Mass. — An investigation is underway after someone allegedly tried to kidnap a child Monday night.

Warren Police say they responded to the area of Bridge Street around 5:45 p.m. for a report of an abduction attempt on a juvenile.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing and K9 teams, canvassed the area for a suspect.

“It really made me feel very rattled that this sort of thing happened in my quiet area,” said resident Lisa Digris. “Having something like this happen really kind of upset me.”

Authorities say he is a tall, tan man with a thin build wearing a brown hooded shirt, black and white shorts, and red and white shoes.

The attempted abduction brought back memories of 16-year-old Molly Bish for Digris. Bish went missing in the summer of 2000. Her body was found three years later.

“It’s kind of disheartening in a way to consider that there was never true justice in those 2 cases and I’ve always felt for the families involved,” Digris said.

The other woman she’s referring to is Holly Piirainen, who was murdered in 1993 after going missing from Sturbridge, just 10 miles from Warren.

Officials are also urging area residents to check their surveillance cameras around the noted time frame and to report any sightings to police.

“All I could think was whoever did this I hope the police catch him and put him in jail where he belongs,” Digris said.

The investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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