NEW YORK — New York City police are investigating the attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl over the weekend.

WABC-TV reports the kidnapping attempt occurred Saturday morning in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx. Police say the victim was walking to the subway station when a man attacked her from behind and put her in a chokehold.

Police say the man claimed to have a gun and a knife. Investigators say the suspect tried to force the girl into a car before she was able to run away.

Police continue to investigate.

Information from: WABC-TV,

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