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Man charged in attempted kidnapping in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Tampa Police detectives say they have charged 22-year-old James Wood in an attempted kidnapping incident that took place on August 4 in the New Tampa area.   

Police say Wood approached a mother and her two children while they were in a park and attempted to grab the mother's infant daughter from her arms, but she was able to get away from the suspect.

Officers found Wood at a local hospital within hours after the incident thanks to help from witnesses and the public, police said.

On August 7, police say they took him into custody immediately after he was released from a doctor's care.  

Police booked wood into the Hillsborough County jail on one count of attempted kidnapping.



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