Manhunt on for suspect in attempted abduction in Buckeye

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BUCKEYE -- Police in Buckeye are on the lookout for the suspect in an attempted abduction near an elementary school.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect. They said he was armed with a knife.

According to officers, the man tried to pull a 12-year-old girl off her bike as she road to Bales Elementary School Wednesday morning.

It happened at about 8:30 a.m. in the area of Maricopa Road and Sunset Point Boulevard. That's near Broadway and Oglesby roads.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early to mid 20s. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a small hoop earring in his right ear. Police said the man has a light scratch across the left side of his face.

If you have any information about this man, you're asked to contact the Buckeye Police Department.