Duluth police have also canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses and reviewed surveillance camera footage, according to a news release from the police department. Police continue to investigate the incident.
Just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 5200 block of East Avondale Street, where it was reported that a suspect attempted to lure an 8-year-old boy into his vehicle.
The child did not comply and then notified a parent, who then called 911, police spokeswoman Ingrid Hornibrook said.
The only description of the suspect investigators were able to share was that the male was wearing a mask, Hornibrook said. Police could definitively confirm kind of vehicle the suspect was driving.
Police issued a list of safety tips for caretakers of children, including knowing the route their child takes in case investigators need to locate security cameras; having a plan for when something suspicious happens; using a GPS tracking device; and turning on location services for children who have a cellphone.