Police in Worcester have identified a person of interest in connection with reported attempts by a man to kidnap two children.
The person was in custody on an unrelated offense, officials announced Friday. No other information was released.
The Telegram & Gazette reported the students were accosted on their way to or from school in two separate incidents on Wednesday. Officials said the man was following children and asking them to get into his vehicle.
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Police said the man confronted a 10-year-old elementary school student and grabbed her left wrist, but she made it to school safely. Authorities said the man also yelled at a middle school student to come to him, but she ran away and the man fled in a vehicle.