Arrest made in attempted kidnapping at school

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SOLANA BEACH, Calif. -- The man believed responsible for the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl at Skyline Elementary School has been arrested, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

Additional details about the suspect and the circumstances of his arrest were not immediately released, but sheriff's officials have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case at 10 a.m.

Police released a sketch of the man last week. He is described as being 6 feet tall and about 200 lbs.

He was wearing a red and white striped baseball jersey and a hat when he lured the 2nd grader into his car on March 23 and wrapped her head in duct tape. She screamed for help, and several people ran toward the man's car. The girl was able to get away and the man drove off, sheriff's deputies said.

Skyline Elementary has made several changes to their school policy in light of the kidnapping attempt. Visitors are now required to sign in at the school's office and get a badge.

A PTA meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at Skyline Elementary, however, the meeting has been scheduled well before the kidnapping incident occurred.

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