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MORGANTON, N.C. -- Authorities in Burke County are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl on Thursday.

The Burke County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened around 6 p.m. on Willowtree Church Road in Morganton.

The girl told deputies she was standing near her mailbox when a driver pulled up and asked if she needed a ride.

The girl told deputies she saw a black handgun underneath the man's right leg and she ran back home.

Deputies searched the neighborhood for the car and suspect, but found no leads, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Burke County Sheriff s Office at 828-438-5500.

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