WINNIPEG – An abduction charge has been laid against a young Winnipeg man who is accused of trying to grab a child in the basement of an apartment block.
Police say a 65-year-old man and his eight-year-old grandson were walking down their apartment stairwell in the city’s west end early Tuesday evening when another man coming in the opposite direction asked them for the time.
The grandfather and youngster kept walking, but the man started to swear at them and chase them to the basement.
Investigators allege the senior man was threatened and an attempt was made to grab the child, but the pair managed to run to a parking garage and call police.
Neither person was injured.
Cory James Buchanan, who is 23, was arrested Wednesday and is also charged with uttering threats.