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Woman arrested for attempted kidnapping in San Francisco

The Ferry Building in San Francisco is seen in 2015. A woman was arrested Monday after she was accused of trying to kidnap a 2-year-old boy.
The Ferry Building in San Francisco is seen in 2015. A woman was arrested Monday after she was accused of trying to kidnap a 2-year-old boy. The Associated Press

Police say a woman was arrested after trying to snatch a 2-year-old boy from his mother while they were walking near a popular pier in San Francisco on Monday morning.

Officer Robert Rueca, San Francisco police spokesman, said the mother and son were walking together when a woman approached them in front of the Ferry Building.

Police say the woman was talking to the child when she suddenly grabbed the boy.

Rueca says some bystanders helped detain the woman until police arrived.

The child was not injured. The woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnapping. Her name and age were not released.

The Ferry Building is in the city’s Embarcadero district along the waterfront and is a major draw for both tourists and residents of San Francisco.

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