Police: Boy Escapes After Being Kidnapped While Walking To School

UDPATED 03/18/17 12:36 a.m.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was in custody Friday evening after police said a boy was kidnapped, put in the back of a van and taken to a Bronx apartment before he escaped.

Around 8:30 a.m., the 10-year-old boy was walking to school near Kingsbridge Avenue and 233rd Street in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx when the man came up and approached him, police sources told CBS2.

The suspect grabbed the boy, put him in the back of the van, and took him to a basement apartment on Bailey Avenue near 238th Street, police sources said.

The boy managed to escape and ran to the 50th Precinct police station house on Kingsbridge Avenue, where he told police what happened, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.

Officers at the police station showed the boy photos of known sex offenders in the area, and the boy identified one of them as his kidnapper, sources said.

Police took the suspect into custody without incident and he was being held at the police station late Friday, sources said. Charges were pending.


One Comment

  1. Shelly Stow says:

    I will be watching for updates on this; maybe it really happened — the van is grey rather than white — but I will not be surprised to find the boy skipped school and this was his cover-up story. And of course he “selected” a pic of someone on the sex offender registry; that is all they showed him.

  2. If he’s guilty, please don’t release this man again.

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