Platteville police are investigating a report of a possible child abduction attempt Thursday night.
Police responded to the area of Second and Dewey streets around 7:45 p.m., officials said.
A juvenile was walking in the area when a man jumped out of the bushes and tried to grab him, according to a release.
The juvenile was able to get away from the man unharmed and reported the incident to his parents, officials said. The parents contacted police.
The man was last seen running south on Second Street.
The man is described as white, in his 30s, with a mustache. He was wearing a red, cutoff shirt, black shorts and blue socks pulled up to his calves.
Officials ask anyone with information about the incident to call 608-348-2313.