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.
Update: The #CambMA PD have identified and secured arrest warrants for the suspect wanted in connection with last Tuesday AM's assault involving a woman pushing a stroller in the area of Harvard/Prospect Street. Thanks to all in the region who assisted us with this case. pic.twitter.com/J7DRQ1AGiX— Cambridge Police👮🏽 (@CambridgePolice) July 15, 2019
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:
During the course of the investigation, members of the Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville communities shared several tips about this case with the Cambridge Police Department. These tips were instrumental in assisting Detectives identify and develop probable cause to charge the suspect. The Cambridge Police Department also received assistance from the Somerville, Arlington, Harvard University, and MIT Police Departments on this case.
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.
An arraignment date has not yet been set.
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