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Attempted kidnapping of five-year-old child in Canberra’s city centre – ABC News

A man is chased and restrained by members of the public after allegedly grabbing and attempting to kidnap a five-year-old child in Canberra’s Petrie Plaza.

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A man is in custody after he allegedly tried to kidnap a five-year-old child in Canberra.
The man allegedly grabbed the child, who was not known to him, at about 1:00pm on Saturday in Petrie Plaza in Civic.
Police said the man ran towards a laneway holding the child, but the child’s parent and members of the public chased him.
Officers said the man then let go of the child and dropped a knife.
Members of the public restrained him before he was arrested by police.
The man was taken to the AC…

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