Man grabs 3-year-old girl in the Bronx; Good Samaritans intervene as man runs off: NYPD

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UPDATE: New surveillance video shows the terrifying moment the man snatched the toddler and ran off.

Original story:

PELHAM BAY, the Bronx — A man allegedly grabbed a 3-year-old girl in the Bronx on Monday afternoon as she walked with her family and ran off, but he was stopped by good Samaritans.

The girl was near East Tremont and Baisley avenues around 1:20 p.m. with her grandmother and siblings when Santiago Salcedo allegedly scooped her up, police said.

Good Samaritans spotted the man as he ran with the girl and intervened, police said. Fermin Bracero said the alleged attempted kidnapper scooped up the child in a blanket.

“I went towards him cause the grandma was screaming, ‘he’s taking my little girl!’ The grandma was nervous. I thought it was a joke, like maybe they’re family, but it wasn’t,” Bracero said.

Salcedo, 27, was initially able to get away, but he was later arrested, officials said. NYPD officers originally said the man was in his 40s.

He was charged with kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child.

The girl was not injured, but she was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

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