LYNN, Mass. — A man has been charged with trying to kidnap a 1-year-old girl from a laundromat in Massachusetts.

Lynn police say the suspect went inside the laundromat around 11 a.m. Tuesday and picked up the child, who was sitting at a table, and tried to leave. They say he was stopped by a witness and the mother.

Police say the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Precious Chigbue, of Lynn, fled the store on foot after being confronted. He was arrested at a nearby store.

Police say he has no relationship with the child.

Chigbue is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on a kidnapping charge. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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