Police are investigating after a high school student was abducted at a bus stop early Thursday morning.

Temple Police Department spokesman Cody Weems reports that the student, whose name and age have been withheld, was waiting for a school bus at the corner of West Avenue O and South 9th Street between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM when four African-American men approached him and forced him into a silver sedan.

Weems said the student was alone at the bus stop when the kidnapping occurred. Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not available Thursday afternoon.

According to Weems, the victim was able to escape his captors. He was spotted by railroad employees in a rural area south of Little River-Academy and police were notified.

The incident remained under investigation late Thursday afternoon.

Police are asking that anyone who may information about this case contact them at 254-298-5500. Information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-254-526-8477, bellcountycrimestoppers.com, or via the free P3Tips app.

Information submitted to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and confidential, and information leading to an arrest could net a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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