Police: Man in custody after attempting to abduct mother of his child

- Police say a man who allegedly attempted to abduct his child's mother Thursday morning in Virginia is now in custody. Curtis Watson, 34, turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon, Fairfax police said.

Officers were called to an area near Richmond Highway and Cooper Road in Alexandria around 8:30 am, where the victim of the alleged attack told police that Watson, of New Carrollton, Md., had been waiting for her outside her home on Little Hunting Creek. 

When she took their 6-month-old baby girl to the car to put her in a car seat, detectives believe Watson grabbed the victim and took her inside her home, where he tied her up-- leaving the baby in the car. 

After a period of time, Fairfax County police say he took the victim, while still bound, back out to her car and put her in the back seat. He drove her around for about an hour and then drove back to her home.

Police say when Watson got out of the car to get something he had left in the yard, he told the victim not to move and inferred he had a knife. The woman managed to free herself and get into the driver’s seat and drive away.

When Watson realized the victim had escaped, he ran away. Officers quickly began searching for Watson, who turned himself in to Prince George's County police on Thursday afternoon. 

 

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