A man tried to kidnap a 9-year-old girl in Knox County on Monday, but she was able to escape, state police said.
The girl was walking home from a friend's house when a man wearing a ski mask pulled alongside her in a van and tried to force her into the vehicle, according to a news release.
The girl kicked and pulled away from the man and ran to a house for help, state police said. The attempted abduction happened on Evergreen Road in Flat Lick shortly after 6 p.m.
Police described the van as a full-size Chevrolet utility van, white with brown stripes, tinted windows and double side doors that open outward, instead of sliding.
The man driving it was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and had on a dark green T-shirt, blue jeans and brown work boots.
Police asked that anyone with information about vehicle or the man call (606) 573-3131.