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Man charged for alleged attempted child abduction in central Hamilton

Police charged a 34-year-old man in connection with an alleged abduction in central Hamilton on Aug. 25, 2022. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

A man is facing a child abduction charge following an attempt to lure a youngster away from his mother in central Hamilton on Thursday.

Police say the 34-year-old was arrested after he allegedly tried to pull a three-year-old away from his parent during the noon hour near Mary and Cannon streets.

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“Witnesses intervened and the child was unharmed. The man was arrested leaving the area and appeared in court this morning,” a police spokesperson said in a release Friday.

An investigation into the occurrence is ongoing and anyone with information can reach out to Hamilton police or Crime Stoppers.

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