Bellingham student claims man tried to abduct her

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A 10-year-old Bellingham girl claims a man with a van tried to abduct her while she was walking home from Parkview Elementary School Tuesday, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

According to police, the girl was in the 700 block of West Indiana Street around 3:50 p.m. when she passed a man standing outside a black van with tinted windows.

The man told the girl to get into the van, but she said no and ran off, according to police.

The girl told police the man chased her for a short distance before getting back in the van and driving off.