Locals respond to attempted child abduction in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Police responded to an attempted child abduction in North Charleston Friday morning. 

“I don’t like that. I’ve never heard of nothing like that around here,” said resident John Snipes. 

Snipes has lived in the Colony North neighborhood in for about 20 years. He says it’s a pretty quiet place, but it wasn’t Friday morning. 

“I just seen the police car blinking, I told my husband, I said something’s going on at the front. I said there’s a police car blinking and another car and so then we got down there and they were all over. They were all over,” said resident June Buntin.

According to the North Charleston Police Department, a woman was walking with her young child when a man and woman came out of a wooded area and tried to take the child. The man was said to have been armed with a handgun, but the mother pulled the child away and the suspects ran back into the woods.

“When I got home my neighbor said did you hear and I said no and then he started telling us. He said the couple next door to them went for their walk and they were stopped down there. And I did see them, but I didn’t know it was them at the time. They were talking to them, but I was really surprised because like I said nothing goes on. Everything is really quiet,” Buntin said. 

Now police are looking for a clean-shaven white male, about 6 feet tall and 140 pounds in a black t-shirt and blue jeans. They’re also looking for a blonde white female, around 5 feet 10 inches and 180 pounds wearing a white t-shirt. 

If you saw what happened, you can call the NCPD or Crimestoppers.  

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