Police: Man charged after grabbing 6-year-old girl in front yard

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — Police say a man has been charged with kidnapping after grabbing a 6-year-old playing in her front yard in Wheaton.

The Montgomery County Police Department says in a Wednesday news release that 20-year-old Kabir K. Salami was arrested after the Tuesday incident.

Police say the girl was playing in a fenced area with her mother when a man entered the yard through a gate, grabbed the girl and tried to carry her away. The victim's mother put herself between the man and the gate and was able to free her daughter.

Police say the man fled when the woman went inside to call 911. Salami was arrested nearby.

Salami has been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and second-degree assault. He is being held without bond. It was not known whether he has a lawyer.

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