Police identify man connected to abduction attempt at Smithsonian

- Authorities have identified one of the men suspected in an abduction attempt that happened earlier this month at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C.

Police say 60-year-old Bernard Drai, also known as Bernard Derei, was at the museum when a chaperone reported to officers that a man grabbed the hand of a child in the group he was watching. The chaperone yelled at the man causing him to flee. Officers believe the suspect may have boarded a white shuttle bus outside of the museum.


Take a look at this video released by police that shows the suspects in the abduction attempt.

A quick thinking chaperone prevented the abduction of a child at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO released by police that shows the suspects. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1SQ3jq2

Posted by Fox 5 DC on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Two suspects were originally identified by police.

Drai is a white male with dark hair and light blue or green eyes. He is known to frequently travel to the United States and Canada from Israel and may stay in the New York City area.

The United States Park Police, along with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), are handling the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-610-8737 and reference case number 16-19402.

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