Drunk Man Tries to Abduct 6-Year-Old Boy on NYC Street: Sources

The suspect tried to stuff him into an idling vehicle that had its door open, sources say

Shocking surveillance video released by police Friday shows a man picking up a 6-year-old boy on a New York City street and bringing him to a black vehicle in an attempt to abduct him, police say. 

Police said the boy was in the area of West 162nd Street and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 when the man approached him and picked him up. 

The man went to go put him in a black vehicle waiting on the corner, but was thwarted by a member of the boy's family, police said. 

Law enforcement sources say the man appeared to be intoxicated and the van he was trying to stuff him into wasn't his vehicle. 

The suspect is described as being about 30 years old and 190 pounds, wearing black dress shoes, a dark sweater and button-down shirt underneath.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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