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Police Say North Hollywood Man Tried to Kidnap Boy

A good Samaritan intervened and was able to rescue the 5-year-old, police say.

A North Hollywood man has been arrested on the suspicion of attempted kidnapping. Patch file photo.
A North Hollywood man has been arrested on the suspicion of attempted kidnapping. Patch file photo.

A man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 5-year-old boy in Westchester was in custody today, authorities said.

Andron Gazarov, 33, of North Hollywood was arrested at about 4 p.m. Wednesday near Loyola Boulevard and Manchester Avenue, according to Los Angeles police.

Gazarov was booked on suspicion of kidnapping and held on $65,000 bail, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

"The victim and a woman were walking in the area ... when he was suddenly snatched by Gazarov, who took off running with him," LAPD spokeswoman Nuria Vanegas said. "A good Samaritan saw the woman running and screaming after Gazarov, at which time he stopped Gazarov and took the victim away from him."

Police responding to the scene arrested Gazarov, Vanegas said.

Neither the boy nor the woman were hurt, police said.

--City News Service

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