Suspect accused of kidnapping 9-year-old girl arrested in Rhode Island

Surveillance video shows abduction of 9-year-old girl, police searching for suspect

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police in Providence, Rhode Island, arrested a 34-year-old man from Cranston, RI on Tuesday in connection to the abduction of a 9-year-old girl.

Officials had launched an investigation into the incident where they say the man abducted the girl before returning her to a nearby location.

Surveillance footage shows the abduction happened on Monday, Oct. 5 at around 3 p.m. in the area of Grover and Merino streets.

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The girl had just left her school bus and was walking when a suspect described as a Hispanic man, anywhere from 20 to 40-years-old, wearing all black with black hair and driving a silver Nissan SUV kidnapped her.

Charges are pending and there is no further information at this time.


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