Intruder grabs child in Kansas home

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man is accused of breaking into a home and grabbing a 3-year-old child before police wrestled the intruder away.

The Hutchinson News reports the incident happened around 11 p.m. Thursday in the south-central city of Newton.

Authorities said police received several calls about a man trying to force his way into at least four homes along a Newton street.

Police began searching the area and heard screaming from inside one house. An officer confronted the intruder, who had taken the toddler from a bedroom while talking about harming the family.

The suspect and the officer were both injured in a scuffle. The intruder was taken into custody for a mental health assessment.

 

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