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A girl was grabbed by a man while walking to a bus stop Thursday morning on Madison's West Side, police said.

The man grabbed the 7-year-old girl on the 700 block of Odana Lane at about 7:45 a.m., but she was able to get away from the man, Sgt. Jennifer Hannah said.

The man was described as white with a white mustache and long goatee and had scratches on his face. He was also described as wearing a green and black jacket, blue baseball cap and black, circular eyeglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the Madison Police Department.

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Shelley K. Mesch is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She earned a degree in journalism from DePaul University.