Man arrested in Houston abduction of girl, 6

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have arrested a suspect in the abduction of a 6-year-old girl who escaped after going into a store and telling a customer that she was kidnapped.

Police say 23-year-old Joaquin Ramos was captured early Thursday and is charged with kidnapping.

Investigators say the girl did not appear harmed during the hour-long abduction Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the girl and her mother drove into an apartment complex garage and the woman unloaded the vehicle. The girl was standing nearby when a man forced her into his SUV and drove away.

Houston police say the man took the girl to a Target store. She went into the bathroom and told a customer about being abducted. The man fled.

Police say Ramos' family saw news reports about the kidnapping and contacted police.

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