MSD alerts parents about suspicious man

MARSHALL – A notification sent to parents of children in the Marshall Public School District and school staff on Tuesday alerted parents about a confirmation of a suspicious male attempting to lure children to go with him.

According to the letter, sent at 7 p.m. Tuesday, School Resource Officer Sara VanLeeuwe confirmed with two rural police departments in southern Minnesota that a man tried to lure the children by telling them their parents wanted him to pick them up.

There were no concerns of this happening in Marshall, the letter said.

In one case, the suspect was described as a 20-year-old white male, 6 feet tall, chubby, with a mustache and a black mohawk with the sides of his head shaved. In another case, the suspect was described as a 20- to 30-year-old white or light-skinned male, with short dark brown hair spiked in the front.

One vehicle was described as a gold, four-door midsize sedan with a dent in the front door; however, someone else thought it might have been maroon in color. In the other situation, the vehicle was described as a newer black and larger four-door car.

The situations may or may not be related.