Cleveland, Ohio 2021-10-20 22:17:15 –
Lakewood, Ohio (WJW) – Man Arrested Lakewood After witnesses said they tried to kidnap a child in the park on Wednesday night.
According to Lakewood police, police officers were called to Madison Park around 6 pm for a suspicious man who might be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Another caller told police that the man had come to several groups of people, including children practicing soccer in the park.
According to investigators, witnesses say the man picked up the boy and tried to escape with him. According to police, the adult there immediately intervened and the man stopped.
Police said bystanders detained the man until the child was released and police arrived.
The suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital for medical evaluation. He is still detained by the police.
His identity has not been disclosed until a formal accusation has been filed.
The case is still under investigation.
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