Burnsville police are asking for help after a 6-year-old girl was approached by a man who appeared to try to get the girl to go in his car.

The incident, which police called a possible attempted child abduction, happened about 8 a.m., in the 2000 block of E. 117th Street.

An adult witness saw the man in a silver compact car approach the girl, who was standing at a school bus stop, police said.

The man got out and stood by an open car door before getting back in quickly and speeding away, according to police.

The man was described as white, middle age, balding and wearing a gray sweatshirt. The car appeared to have white letters on the passenger side.

Anyone who can help identify the man or the car are asked to call Burnsville police at 952-895-4604. Authorities also asked people to call 911 if they see anything like this incident happening again.