NEW YORK (PIX11) — A man tried to snatch a young child from his mother’s arms inside a Bronx subway station last week, police said on Monday.
The attempted kidnapping happened on Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. at the Fordham Road station, according to the NYPD. The 35-year-old mother and her 8-year-old son entered the station, heading toward the southbound D train, when a man grabbed the boy from his mom’s hand, police said.
The mother screamed for help and pulled her son away from the man, who stared at them, according to authorities. He left when a crowd started to form, police said. No injuries were reported.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Monday. Police described the man as about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and around 170 pounds with a slim build.