What to Know
- Miami Gardens police are searching for an armed suspect accused of attempting to abduct a 16-year-old girl.
- The girl said she was walking toward Norland Senior High School when the incident happened.
- Police say the suspect was driving an older model of a silver Infinity with peeling window tint.
A man suspected of holding a teenage girl at gunpoint during an attempted abduction in Miami Gardens is being sought by police.
The 16-year-old girl was walking to Norland Senior High School at around 8:15 a.m. when she said she was approached by the suspect, who was first spotted seated in a silver colored Infinity, she told police. The vehicle was an older model that had peeling window tint, according to a news release.
The girl said the suspect walked behind her as she was heading toward the school and placed a firearm against her lower back.
"Get in the car," he stated, according to the news release.
The girl continued to walk toward the school. Moments later, the suspect approached her in the car, blocking her path, the news release said. He pointed the gun at her again and once again, told her to get into the vehicle.
The girl said she proceeded to walk toward the school and called police. The suspect is believed to be in his mid 20s, about 5-foot-2, with a muscular build, goatee, mustache and a low cut haircut.
The Miami Gardens Police Department is asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477) or 305-474-1648.
Anyone with a tip that leads to an arrest is eligible for a $1,000 reward.