Police: Man accused of attempting to kidnap 16-year-old

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MOUNT EDEN -

Police have released new information about a man they say attempted to kidnap a 16-year-old girl in Mount Eden.

The incident happened on Saturday on the Grand Concourse and East Clark Place around 6 a.m.

Police say the man who came up from behind the 16-year-old girl as she was walking to the subway spoke with a heavy foreign accent.

He placed the teen in a chokehold and told her he had a gun and a knife, according to police.

Detectives say the man attempted to drag the girl into a black colored sedan, but lost his balance and they both fell to the ground.

The teen bit the suspect before running away from her would-be captor, according to police.

She was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital with a minor cut to the side of her face.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old man, bald and has a mustache and speaks with a heavy accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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