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Man Attempts to Abduct 2-Year-Old Girl

By Amber Wilson September 3, 2014 6:35 am

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DALE CITY, Va. - On August 31, officers arrested a man who picked up and tried to walk away with a 2-year-old girl. The girl’s older brother was able to get her away from the man and once police were contacted and arrived at the scene, police discovered that the man was drunk.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police; 

Attempted Abduction – On August 31st at 6:41PM, officers responded to the 1400 block of Geraldine Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an attempted abduction. The investigation revealed that the accused approached a group of children playing in the above area. During the encounter, the accused picked up on of the children, a 2 year old girl, and attempted to walk away. The victim’s older brother approached the accused and was able to get the victim away from the man. A witness followed the accused and contacted police. Officers detained the accused on Golden Ct and determined he was intoxicated. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on August 31st:

Patrick Francis ROONEY, 26, of 2604 Duxbury Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with attempted abduction

Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

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