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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnapping in Fremont Park

Andre Matthews was arrested after an attempted kidnapping in Fremont Park.
Andre Matthews was arrested after an attempted kidnapping in Fremont Park.

Sacramento police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly attempting to kidnap a small child at Fremont Park, the Police Department reported.

About 6 p.m., 27-year-old Andre Matthews of Sacramento approached a father with his son to ask if the boy belonged to him, said Officer Linda Matthew, a department spokeswoman. Uncomfortable, the father walked away across the street with his son. The suspect followed and tried to grab the boy, police said.

The father called police from a nearby restaurant, Matthew said. Officers detained the man and booked him for attempted kidnapping, stalking and a violation of parole, she said.

Hannah Knowles: 916-321-1141, @KnowlesHannah

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