Juvenile suspect arrested after attempted abduction of another child

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction early Tuesday morning.

Authorities arrived to the Wild Rice Loop in the Rice Lake area Tuesday around 5:30 a.m.

The victim, an 8-year-old girl, stated she was taken from inside the home and was choked by a male suspect outside.

Investigators with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office and the White Earth Tribal Police Department initially did not apprehend the suspect once identified, but in an updated release, the juvenile was ultimately taken into custody.

The case remains under investigation.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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