A 13-year-old walking home from school was grabbed in the area of Pulteney and William streets in Geneva.

Police say a 13-year-old boy was almost kidnapped in Geneva on Monday afternoon.

The Geneva Police Department was dispatched for the attempted abduction of the boy, who was walking home from Geneva Middle School and observed a black Toyota Sienna minivan in the area of Carter Road, Oak Street, High Street and Pulteney Street. He continued walking on Pulteney Street in the area of William Street when the vehicle parked behind him, police said. A male, about 6 feet tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and orange cloth work gloves, grabbed hold of the victim’s hand, saying nothing. The boy was able to get away and run to safety at a nearby residence, police said.

The black minivan is described as having a white mark or large scratch on the hood and front end. The vehicle and male were last seen in the area of Pulteney and William streets, traveling in an unknown direction. His race and age were unable to be determined.

The Geneva Police Department continues to search the immediate and surrounding areas for any video footage and witnesses. As of Monday night, the department had not received any similar reports regarding the vehicle or suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Colton at 315-828-6779.