Police: Man arrested for grabbing child near Kirkland elementary school

VIDEO: Police: Man arrested for grabbing child near Kirkland elementary school

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kirkland Police arrested a man who they say grabbed a child near Rose Hill Elementary. The incident happened on Thursday around 3:30 p.m. as the 11-year-old walked home after school.

The boy told police the man was acting strangely and at one point grabbed him and then walked off.

A crossing guard nearby witnessed part of the interaction, according to investigators. They called police and officers identified the man based on their descriptions.

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The man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault and booked into the Kirkland Jail. He has since bailed out of jail, according to jail records.

Detectives are still investigating the man's motive for the alleged assault.

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