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Man arrested after brazen attempt to kidnap 5-year-old boy in Queens

Man arrested after brazen attempt to kidnap 5-year-old boy in Queens
Man arrested after brazen attempt to kidnap 5-year-old boy in Queens

The NYPD has arrested one of the two suspects involved in the attempted kidnapping of a 5-year-old boy in Queens, which was caught on video.

James McGonagle, 24, of Queens, has been taken into custody and is being arrested for attempted kidnapping, reckless recklessness, and acting in a detrimental manner against a child under the age of 17.

The boy’s mother managed to get him out of a car window during the incident in broad daylight. The images show how the 45-year-old woman was walking with three small children this Thursday on the sidewalk in front of 117-02 Hillside Avenue when the 5-year-old boy takes a few steps. At that moment a man approaches, takes it and puts it in a car, where another man was.

Immediately the woman runs towards the vehicle, while the other two children also try to help.

The woman manages to get her son out of one of the windows, while the two men flee in the car to an unknown place.

In the video, you can see how other men then approach the car.

Police also released a video of the two suspects walking past a fence.

The second individual, who has reportedly not yet been arrested, is described as a light-skinned male, between 50 and 60 years old, wearing glasses. The last time he was seen, he was wearing an orange T-shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

The vehicle is described as a vintage maroon 4-door sedan.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

Written by Editorial Staff

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