A 10-year-old boy was in his backyard on 100 block of Winter Street in Battle Creek when he was approached by a man in a ski mask.

The boy said that the man grabbed his arm, but the boy bit the suspect on the left hand. He then ran to a neighbor's house for help. The suspect ran away, heading south through the yards.

Battle Creek Police said the only suspect information is an unknown male wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask.

The case is still under investigation, and police are waiting to view surveillance footage from a neighbor's house to get more information about the suspect and what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Battle Creek Police or Silent Observer.

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