Young boy nearly abducted in Dumfries Saturday, police say

Prince William County Police say they're searching for a man who allegedly tried to abduct an 8-year-old boy in Dumfries on Saturday.

Officials say that the incident happened at about 6:45 p.m .Saturday in the 3600 block of Masthead Trail. The boy told authorities that a man approached him while he walked home, picked him up and carried him across the street.

The suspect then let the boy go, after which he ran home. His parents then contacted authorities.

Police describe the suspect as a black man between 30 and 40 years old who stands about 5 feet 10 inches. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweatpants and Croc-style shoes.