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New Details: Manhunt in Grant County after assault

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GRANT COUNTY, WISCONSIN (KWWL) -- A manhunt was underway overnight near Stitzer, Wisconsin after authorities say a man assaulted and attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl late Saturday afternoon.

It happened near Stitzer just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday.  Deputies say the girl was not seriously hurt but were searching fields and wooded areas south of Stitzer for the suspect. 

Local and state law enforcement, canine units, and an airplane equipped with thermal imaging was being used during the hunt.

Officials say they're looking for a middle-aged, Caucasian man who has short, dark hair.

Stay with KWWL for updates.

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