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updated: 4/12/2013 10:16 PM

Man charged with attempted kidnapping of Fenton student

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A 16-year-old female walking to school Friday morning in Bensenville was threatened by a man with a knife who may have been trying to kidnap her, authorities said.

The student was walking to Fenton High School when she was approached at the corner of Green Street and Logan Way just before 7:30 a.m., according to Bensenville police.

The suspect displayed a pocketknife and grabbed the victim, but she broke away and ran to the school, police said.

Officers were able to locate the man nearby after a foot-chase, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Authorities identified the suspect as Mario Anthony Booker, 24, of Chicago, who was charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping, unlawful restraint, attempted kidnapping and aggravated assault. Further charges are pending, police said.

Fenton was on soft lockdown as a precaution until 8 a.m., according to a message on the school's website.

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