Boy put in trunk escapes abductor in Germantown, police say

July 24, 2013 10:32:35 AM PDT
Philadelphia police say a 7-year-old boy was able to escape from an abductor and now the search is on for the suspect.

Police were called to the Lonnie Young Recreation Center at 1100 East Chelten Avenue in Germantown Tuesday evening for the report of a possible abduction.

Police say around 7:00 p.m. a 7-year-old boy was at the rec center when he was taken by a man and put in a trunk.

He was driven to a home and taken into a basement.

The boy tells police he was able to escape and ran down the street. Two women pulled up in their car and asked the boy if he was okay.

The boy told the women what happened and they called the police.

Officials say they are going door to door today looking for witnesses.


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