LEWISTON — Police are continuing to search for a man believed to have information about an attempt to abduct a child early Thursday morning on Wood Street.

Lewiston Police Department released surveillance photos Friday of a person of interest in an attempted child abduction. Submitted by Lewiston Police Department

The photo of a person of interest in the incident was released Friday by police, showing a hooded man described as being a Black man of average build and height with “scruffy facial hair.” He is believed to be transient or homeless, according to a media statement released Friday.

Police are hoping someone will recognize the man or have information about the incident. Contact Detective Joe Philippon at 513-3001, ext. 3320 or dispatch at 207-784-6421, ext. 1.

The child was reported to be safe and uninjured.

On Thursday, detectives canvassed the area of Sabattus and College streets, asking neighbors to help identify surveillance photographs of a male walking across the street.





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