Authorities investigating report of attempted child luring in O'Hara Twp.

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O'HARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

Authorities in O'Hara Township are investigating an attempted child luring that occurred late Monday afternoon.

A 12-year-old boy told police that, shortly after 3:30 p.m., he was approached by a strange man in the 200 block of Kittanning Pike Road.

The man allegedly got out of an older-model, red pickup, approached the boy as he was walking home from school and told him to get into his truck.

The boy, who was unharmed, fled to his house.

Police describe the suspect as a thin, bald-headed man, standing about 6 feet 3 inches tall, 40-50 years of age with facial hair. At the time of the alleged incident, he was wearing dirty blue jeans and a white tank top.

The truck was last seen heading toward Dorseyville Road. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police.

The Fox Chapel School District sent the following letter home to parents to make them aware of the situation:

“An attempted luring has been reported by a Dorseyville Middle School student. This happened yesterday, May 5, 2014, between 3:30 and 4 p.m. as the student walked along Kittanning Pike. The O'Hara Township Police are investigating. The man was driving an older, small, red, extended-cab pickup truck with dents.

“As always, the school district takes every precaution to protect students.”