Police in Bourne, Massachusetts, say they are looking for a man who attacked a 14-year-old girl at a school bus stop and fled the area.
The incident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday in the area of Puritan Road in Buzzards Bay.
Investigators at the police department in Bourne say they have several very good leads in the case, but no suspect is in custody.
According to police, the girl was grabbed by the neck and thrown to the ground by a stranger. A friend of the victim saw the crime, shouted out her friend's name and scared the suspect off.
Police say he got into a car — described as a light-colored older model sedan with a license plate possibly containing "SW" or "5W" — and left the area.
"I don't want to take any chances," said Claire Blaney, who waited at her grandson's bus stop Thursday afternoon after hearing about the incident.
Usually her grandson walks home alone from the bus stop.
The suspect, a man with grey stubble, is described as being in his 20s or 30s.
Jessica Wooding's daughter walks to the same bus stop every morning.
"It's scary," said Wooding. "Especially since when she leaves ... the sun is just coming out."
The victim is a freshman at the high school. She wasn't hurt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (508) 759-4451.