CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Police have arrested a Somerville man now accused of trying to kidnap a baby in a stroller and assaulting the baby's mother.
The 34-year-old man's name was not released by police.
He is charged with kidnapping, assault and battery, attempting to commit a crime, and assault to commit a felony.
The man is currently underoing a medical evaluation after being admitted to a local hospital, police said.
"Due to these circumstances, his identity and the name of the hospital are not being disclosed at this time," Cambridge Police said in a statement on Monday night.
The statement continued:
The assault occurred in the area of Harvard and Prospect streets at around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The Somerville man, who is accused of assaulting a woman who was pushing her child in a stroller, was seen yelling at and striking the woman with a phone, according to police.
He then reportedly grabbed and attempted to pull the stroller, which was carrying the woman's 1-year-old child.
"I heard the commotion and saw him running with a UPS guy chasing him. The UPS guy told me he was trying to take the kid," a witness told Boston 25 News last week.
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