Police investigate attempted child abduction in Smyrna

Posted at 8:32 PM, Apr 15, 2020

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officials with the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in their investigation of an attempted child abduction Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a man tried to take a child at Florence Commons Trailer Park. They say the child was able to break free and flag down a maintenance man, who took the child home.

The suspect was described as having long braids, facial hair, a short sleeve shirt, and dark pants. Officers were not able to locate the suspect.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call Detective Rafael Bello with Smyrna Police Department, 615-267-5009 or email him at