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.READ MORE: Road Closures For UN General Assembly Start Sunday Night
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.READ MORE: Man Killed, 11-Year-Old And 2 Others Hurt In Shooting At Bronx Barbecue
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.MORE NEWS: 15 People Hospitalized In Pileup On Belt Parkway
Police took the suspect into custody without incident and he was being held at the police station late Friday, sources said. Charges were pending.