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Eight-year-old girl OK after being grabbed by unknown man near Stanley Park

Vancouver police are searching for a man around Stanley Park after he allegedly tried to grab an eight-year-old girl.

It happened around 8:30 this morning.

A release from the Vancouver Police Department says the child was approached and grabbed at the north foot of Denman Street, in the city's West End.

Police say the suspect ran toward the area of Lost Lagoon after being confronted, although there's no indication who challenged him.

Officers on foot, backed by dog units, the VPD mounted squad, park rangers and other staff are searching the area.

The man is described as white, with a slim build, scruffy and wearing green clothing.

The Canadian Press

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