Woman in custody in NYC stroller snatch attempt

Woman in custody in NYC stroller snatch attempt

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say an 8-month-old baby was nearly snatched by a stranger while being pushed down a Manhattan street in his stroller, but a bystander intervened to foil the abduction attempt.

A 46-year-old woman was in custody and undergoing psychiatric evaluation Saturday. She hasn't been charged, at least as yet.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon in the Chelsea neighborhood.

Police say a nanny was pushing the stroller when a stranger walked up and tried to grab it from her.

UPS driver William Marte was nearby and noticed the struggle. He stepped in to help.

He says the suspect insisted the baby was hers. Marte says he told her to leave the child alone.

Police say she fled. They found her after putting up fliers with a sketch of the suspect.

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