Update: Teen fabricated story about attempted kidnapping

UPDATE: The sheriff's office now says the teen has retracted her statement. They don't believe an attempted kidnapping took place. 

EVERETT, Wash. -- Authorities are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Everett.

It happened just before 8 p.m. Thursday in the 13100 block of 4th Avenue W. near the Park and Ride.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that a man in a van tried to grab the 14-year-old girl while she was walking.

Officials say the girl hit the man and ran to a nearby business. She was not injured during the altercation.

The suspect was described by police as a white man with a large scar on his right cheek. He was wearing a blue uniform at the time of the incident, officials said.  His vehicle was described as a white van with cardboard on the windows.

He was last seen traveling southbound on Ash Way.