Edmonton

Man allegedly fled police after abducting child

An Edmonton man faces a number of charges after he allegedly abducted his child and fled from police Saturday night.

An Edmonton man faces a number of charges after he allegedly abducted his child and fled from police Saturday night.

Police say that around 7 p.m. they were called to an assault in a home at 127th Street and 109th Avenue.

By the time they arrived, the suspect had taken a one-year-old child and driven away in the van belonging to the complainant.

Police later located the van in west Edmonton where they unsuccessfully tried to get the suspect to stop.

Police on the ground and in the Air-One helicopter followed him to an area south of Sherwood Park, where they tried to stop him again.

This time the van ended up in the ditch. The suspect got out of the vehicle, approaching police in what they say was a "threatening manner."

The suspect was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after police used a Taser stun gun on him.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, theft of auto, driving while suspended, criminal flight, dangerous driving, and hit and run.

He also may face a parental abduction charge after the file is reviewed by Crown prosecutors. 

The child was not injured.

 

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