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Woman, 47, arrested for attempted abduction in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

07/10/2015 06:29 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT
A 47-year-old woman has been charged with abduction after police say she tried to kidnap a five-year-old boy in Montreal's east-end borough of Hochelaga—Maisonneuve.

The woman demonstrated "questionable behaviour" Thursday afternoon while walking on Ontario Street near Pie IX Blvd., according to Montreal police.

Police say a mother was with her three children — ages two, five and seven — when a stranger approached the family and took the five-year-old boy in her arms and walked away.

The mother and a witness immediately grabbed the boy back. He was not injured.

The woman was quickly arrested nearby.

Police say the woman, who appeared in court Friday, will be asked to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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