Update: Mountlake Terrace Police warn of child luring attempt

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MLT police shieldThe Mountlake Terrace Police has provided additional information on the attempted child luring incident of an 11-year-old girl on Friday, Oct. 16 while she was walking home from Mountlake Terrace Elementary School.

Police say that the incident occurred near 51st Ave. W. and 217th St. SW.

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The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is informing the public that a resident reported that someone attempted to lure her 11-year-old daughter into his vehicle while she was walking home from Mountlake Terrace Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 16.

The incident happened about 4:20 p.m. when the girl was contacted by a white male with brown hair driving a blue BMW vehicle.

The 11-year-old girl told police that she was walking home when the male asked if she needed a ride or if she was lost. She said that she told him no and the male drove away. The girl added that she became scared and hid in some shrubs. Shortly after the male in the BMW returned, he exited his vehicle and looked around the area. The male eventually left and the girl safely ran home. No license plate number was obtained.

If anyone has information about this incident, please call 9-1-1.

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