WOODBRIDGE, Va. (KDKA) — An attempted child abduction in Virginia was stopped Friday thanks to the little girl’s dog.

Prince William County Police say a 10-year-old girl was reportedly walking her dog down the street when a stranger approached her and grabbed her arm.

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The girl’s dog then bit the man, causing him to release the girl and flee the scene on foot.

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Police searched the area with a K-9 unit, but the suspect was not located.

The incident is being investigated as an attempted abduction.

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