CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An attempted kidnapping investigation is underway.after a man tried to walk off with an 11-year-old girl in Charlotte Saturday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Briar Creek Road at the Southern Christmas Show.

Police say the 11-year-old female was walking with her family when a man approached her and tried to walk off with her. Witnesses approached the man, he released his grip on the child and fled the area.

The child was not injured during the incident.

The man is 5'8" tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and a red beanie. He was allegedly accompanied by a female who was pushing a stroller.

No further information has been released as this is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at

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