Police investigating kidnapping attempt in Powell County

STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Stanton are looking for a man they say tried to abduct a child at a bus stop.

It happened Thursday morning near the airport.

Police were called after someone reported a man tried to get an 8-year-old boy into his van.

The child ran into his home and told his aunt about the man, according to police.

The aunt says when she confronted the man, he begged her not to call police.

Police say the suspect’s vehicle is an older, full-size van with tinted windows and damage on the passenger side door.

He is described as a white man with a short beard.

If you have any information on the case, you are asked to call police at (606) 663-4116.

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