Laval police find kidnapped 8-year-old girl,
unharmed but tied up in a car
An eight-year-old girl who was
kidnapped on her way to school in Laval Tuesday morning was found unharmed
an hour and a half later by police, as local authorities were preparing to
issue an Amber Alert.
A 54-year-old woman, whom police
say is known to the child’s family, was arrested and is expected in court
on Wednesday to face charges of kidnapping, forcible confinement and
wearing a disguise to commit a crime.
The child was taken around 7
a.m., when police say a woman wearing a wig and dark glasses drove
alongside the girl and, showing her a puppy, tried to get the child to
enter the vehicle. Police allege that when that approach failed, she forced
the child into the vehicle and sped off.
School authorities called the
child’s mother to say her daughter had not shown up for class. The mother
Laval police said they were on
the verge of issuing an Amber Alert, which would have informed police
forces and news outlets across the country of the child’s disappearance,
when they received a tip.
That information led to the
interception of the vehicle by municipal police on the South Shore as it
drove through Beloeil. The child was found on the car seat, tied up but
otherwise physically unharmed.
Police learned afterward that a
family dispute seems to have been at the origin of the incident.
pdtechintegration | June 5, 2019 at
9:15 am | Tags: Crime and Law, Missing persons | Categories: Local News | URL: https://wp.me/p4Uzqt-6mz9
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