Teenage Suspect Captured After Attempted Abduction

By: Brooks Jarosz Email
By: Brooks Jarosz Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A 9-year-old girl is safe after police say she was grabbed off her bike in an attempted kidnapping.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com the teenage suspect came up behind the girl to abduct her Friday. She was riding her bike in an alley between Washington Avenue and Virginia Avenue.

The victim's grandparents and other neighbors chased the suspect, according to officers. They held the suspect until police arrived.

"I mean it helped the officers out, the people in the neighborhood did a good job," Lt. Jason Young said. "They came out and helped the child, it was very fortunate for everyone involved."

Police say they arrested the teenage suspect. The little girl is okay.

No word yet on a possible motive, however, police say it appears to be random.

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