The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl who was headed to Kit Carson Middle School on Wednesday morning.
Around 7:20 a.m. a witness reported seeing the young girl be approached by a dark-colored sedan occupied by to males in the area of M and 45th streets.
A passenger got out of the car, displayed a gun and tried to get the girl into the car, police said.
"This individual grabbed her clothing and was reportedly armed with a firearm and demanded she get into the vehicle," Sacramento Officer Matthew McPheal said.
The girl screamed, which drew the attention of passing witnesses. The suspects drove off after realizing there were witnesses present.
"They saw something that shouldn't have been occurring. They knew this little girl needed help and they stepped in, which may have had a determining factor in the safe outcome of this case," McPheal said.
The suspect is described as a man of black and Asian descent with light complexion, he is in his 20s with acne scars on his face and a faint mustache. He is about 5-feet-6-inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark gray beanie and a burgundy hooded sweatshirt.
A suspect description for the driver of the car was not released.
The 13-year-old girl is safe and at home with her family.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this attempted kidnapping to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.