Man wanted after attempting to abduct 8-year-old girl

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Police are searching for a man they say tried to abduct an 8-year-old girl Tuesday in Takoma Park, Md. 

According to police, the attempted abduction happened on Elm/Pine Avenue. The suspect was last seen driving a gray minivan with damage to the side of the car towards JNA School. 

Police described the suspect as a possible light brown male, with hazel eyes, black knit hat and black sweatshirt. Police said the passenger in the car has flower tattoo on his left hand and pimple near his left eye. He was seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white stripe, light-faded black sweatpants with holes in them and had a "hoop" nose ring.  

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Police think they car may have been a Chrysler Pacifica style van with possible DC tags.

Anyone with information is asked to call 301-270-1100.