DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a 13-year-old girl fended off a would-be abductor by stabbing him with a pocket knife.

The Detroit News reports that the girl was near a school on the city’s northwest side when the man approached her Friday evening. She told police that she fought back when he tried to grab her.

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Police say she pulled out a pocket knife during the scuffle and stabbed him in the side. She told police that when she stabbed him and he fell to the ground, she ran home.

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The girl and her mother reported the attempted abduction at a nearby police station. The paper reports that the girl told police that the same man attempted to abduct her last year.

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