Man arrested in attempted kidnapping of 11-year-old girl in Staten Island

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ST. GEORGE, Staten Island — A man was arrested after he attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in Staten Island Saturday afternoon, police said.

Michael Gordon, 46, is wanted in connection to an attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old in Staten Island

The incident occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. inside of 180 Broad Street. While an 11-year-old female was in the building’s third floor hallway, a man, identified as 46-year-old Michael Gordon, grabbed her around the waist and pulled her inside the stairwell police said.

According to authorities, the victim managed to break free, and Gordon fled the scene on foot.

The victim and Gordon do not know each other, said police.

Gordon was taken into custody Sunday afternoon and faces charges of kidnapping, assault and acting in a manner to injure a child.

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