The Macon Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in an attempted child abduction and assault.
Macon Police Chief Steve Olinger said in a written statement that at approximately 9:45 p.m. Thursday his department received a report that a 13-year-old male been assaulted in Jackson Street Park.
The boy was approached by an older man, described as possibly being Hispanic. The man was dressed in all black and driving a white van.
The suspect attempted to grab the 13-year-old, who reportedly defended himself. The suspect then punched the boy and fled the area.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Macon Police Department at (660) 385-2195 or the anonymous Tips Line at (660) 395-1111.