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Police searching for armed sexual assault suspect who kidnapped a 12-year-old

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Detectives are canvassing Chollas View Tuesday morning, looking for clues and searching for a man who kidnapped and sexually attacked a 12-year-old girl.

Detectives say a masked man held a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint around 7:00 p.m. Monday at 47th and Market Street. Authorities say he forced her into a dark colored SUV or van and drove her a short distance to a different area with underground tunnels. She was sexually assaulted by the man, who she didn't know.

After being kidnapped and attacked, the girl somehow managed to escape. She ran and screamed toward the 200 block of 47th Street. People heard her cries for help and called 911.

"It was a dark colored pick-up truck or van. The black man was in his 40's or 50's with tattoos on his hands and halfway up his arm," Lt. Mark Bennett with San Diego Police said.

The 12-year-old was transported to Children's Hospital, where she is recovering.

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