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Authorities Seek Suspect in Arnold Juvenile Assault

Police say a man grabbed a child on the 400 block of Shore Acres Road, but the juvenile fought back.

Authorities are looking for a suspect who grabbed a juvenile in Arnold, which led to an assault, according to Anne Arundel County police. 

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A juvenile reported to police that he was grabbed by an unknown male suspect, aged 19-23 years old, in the 400 block of Shore Acres Road in Arnold at 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to a press release. Broadneck Elementary School is a few blocks away.

Police said the two struggled, and the victim defended himself by kicking and screaming. The suspect then fled on foot.

Officers and K-9 units canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Additional patrols have been added to the area and detectives are continuing an investigation. 

The suspect is described as a white male between 19-23, with chin-length dark hair and was last seen wearing dark clothing with a dark, hooded sweatshirt, according to the release. 

Anyone with information may contact Anne Arundel County police at 410-222-6145.

This story was updated to correct the nearby school being Broadneck Elementary, not Arnold Elementary. Patch regrets the error.

Lucy October 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
It's not Arnold Elem., it's Broadneck Elem.
D. Frank Smith (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Thank you Lucy. I've corrected it in the story.

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