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NYC Crime: Man wanted for alleged attempted abduction of 10-year-old boy aboard subway in Midtown, Manhattan


MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the alleged attempted kidnapping of a child on a subway train in Manhattan on Wednesday.

The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. when three siblings, a 16-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy, were traveling to school on a southbound 2 train.

It was then that police said a man followed them to the 149th Street subway station.

The man sat next to the children and as he approached the 34th Street subway station in Midtown, the man pulled on the 10-year-old boy’s pants, grabbed his legs and tried to get him off the train saying to the boy: This is our stop.

Fortunately, the 10-year-old boy’s siblings intervened and after a struggle the suspect fled the metro station on foot.

He was last seen entering Penn Station.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website.

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