Man suspected of trying to rape 8-year-old girl in Jerusalem

A man tried to rape an eight-year-old girl in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, police said Thursday. The girl was assaulted by the man in a haredi neighborhood of the city as she went to throw out the garbage, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The assailant fled the scene after a relative saw what was happening and summoned police. A police manhunt was underway for the alleged attacker.