Arrest Made in Attempted Baby Snatch Case

A mother was walking with her baby in a carrier across her chest, along with another child, on busy Nassau Road across from Centennial Park in Roosevelt when a man allegedly tried to grab her infant

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    Police have arrested a man accused of trying to snatch an infant from a mother at a Long Island park before a bystander jumped in to help her fight off the stranger, authorities said.

    The Roosevelt man's name wasn't immediately released. He's expected to be charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Officials are expected to release more details at a news conference later Wednesday.

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    A man attempted to snatch an infant from its mother at a Long Island park Tuesday before a bystander jumped in fight off the stranger, authorities said. Marc Santia has the story.

    Police say the mother was walking with her baby in a carrier across her chest, along with another child, on busy Nassau Road across from Centennial Park in Roosevelt Tuesday afternoon when a man approached and tried to grab the infant from the carrier.

    A bystander who witnessed the incident told NBC 4 New York he rushed to help as the mother fought off the stranger. He said he chased the man away.

    The man may have been mentally impaired, authorities said.

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