Macon teen fights off potential kidnapper

The Macon Police Department is currently investigating an attempted child abduction and assault Thursday evening in Jackson Street Park.

According to police, a 13-year-old male was approached by an older male described as possibly being hispanic, dressed in all black and driving a white van.

The suspect attempted to grab the teen who reportedly attempted to defend himself. The suspect then punched the boy and fled the area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Macon Police Department at (660) 385-2195 or the Anonymous Tips Line at (660) 395-1111.