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NYPD: Man Tried To Kidnap 4-Year-Old Girl On Staten Island

July 08, 2018 - 2:49 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are investigating an attempted abduction in Staten Island on Saturday.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Mapleton Avenue and Olympia Boulevard.

Authorities said a man driving a black Prius pulled over and approached a woman pushing her 4-year-old daughter in a stroller. They say the man tried to take the girl from the carriage but when the mother fought back and screamed, the driver took off.

The investigation is ongoing and it is unclear if the suspect said anything or knew the family.

The suspect was described as an Asian man.