NEVER MISS A STORY: Get the PIX11 News app for breaking news alerts all day

Police search for US Open attempted kidnapper

FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK, Queens — Police are asking for the public's assistance Sunday in locating a man who is connected to an attempted kidnapping that occurred at the U.S. Open Kids Day event Saturday.

Around 4 p.m., the 11-year-old victim was with her family watching a practice session on one of the tennis courts when a man allegedly approached her and grabbed her wrist.

He demanded that the victim leave with him and threatened to hurt her, police said.

She yanked her arm away and kicked him and he ran in an unknown direction.

The man is described as between 25 and 35 years old, around 200 pounds and between 5-feet 8-inches and 5-feet 11-inches tall.

Police originally released a photo of a man they believed was the suspect. They later retracted the photo and said it was not the person they were looking for.

He was last seen wearing a red shirt with stripes, khaki shorts and sunglasses. He has a tattoo with words on his right wrist.

He can be seen in a surveillance photo obtained by police and released to the public.

If you have any information related to this incident, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.