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Man arrested for alleged kidnap attempt at Quincy Place Mall in Ottumwa

Ottumwa Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping report on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Quincy Place Mall in Ottumwa. (MGN Online)

Ottumwa Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping report on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Quincy Place Mall in Ottumwa.

According to the Sergeant on duty, initial reports indicate an individual attempted to kidnap a child from the Ottumwa Old School Arcade.

The report also indicated that a citizen prevented the attempted kidnapper from leaving the area until authorities' arrived on scene.

Upon the authorities' arrival, they identified the subject who is alleged to have committed the act.

The man is now in police custody.

No one was harmed and the child was not taken from the mall.

Authorities' said that there’s no present danger to the public. They have not released the name of the alleged kidnapper.

KTVO will update this story as soon as more information is released.

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