A man tried to drag a teenage boy out of a fast food restaurant in Silver Spring Friday in what police called a kidnapping attempt, Montgomery County police said. .

The 13-year-old victim was at the counter at a McDonald’s in the 8400 block of Colesville Road about 1:30 p.m,when a man came in, grabbed him from behind and tried to pull him outside.

A struggle broke out, and the man claimed he was a police officer and told the youth that he was under arrest. A security guard at the restaurant stepped in and the boy was released.

Police said the man was last seen walking toward the nearby Metro station. Police said they are looking for him and called on the public to provide any available information..