A Peterborough man is facing kidnapping and other charges following an incident early Monday.
Officers learned a man had woken up the victim and threatened her with a knife before forcing her and a young child into a vehicle and leaving the area for a short time before returning to the residence.
No injuries were reported.
Once back at the residence, the suspect fled, police said.
Officers located him a short distance away. The 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault with a weapon (spousal) and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm (spousal).
He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Tuesday, police said.