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One In Custody After Child Taken From Front Yard In Rainier Valley

A 40-year-old woman is in custody, and a 3-year-old child has been returned their family unharmed after the woman abducted the toddler in Rainier Valley Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a reported child abduction near the intersection of South Rose Street and Rainier Avenue South. Officers arrived and learned the child was playing in the family’s front yard when a woman approached and lured the child into her vehicle.

Witnesses were able to identify the suspect. Officers located an address for the suspect and responded to the area.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers located the woman and the child. The child was unharmed and returned to their family.

The suspect will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of kidnapping

***Update: This incident occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The original post incorrectly stated it occurred on Tuesday, August 15th.***