Man attempts to abduct 3 boys using handgun in north Denver

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DENVER -- There has been another attempted abduction, this time in Denver's Federal Heights neighborhood.

The part of this report that makes it different from the slew of other attempted abductions in the news lately is the use of a weapon. Police say the suspect may have used a weapon to threaten this group of young boys.

Police say a man tried to grab the three boys near Federal Heights Elementary School at West 96th Avenue and North Zuni Street. The kids believe he was flashing a silver semi-automatic handgun.

The boys, who range in age from eight to 12, say the man approached them on foot as they walked on 96th avenue. After he attempted to grab one boy, the rest managed to fight him off. They then screamed and ran for help.

The man also had some sort of brown bag, according to the kids. This suspect was last seen running near the Kimberly Hills Mobile Home Park on West 92nd Avenue. 

Anyone with information is being encouraged to contact Federal Heights Police.

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