MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — A woman was arrested on Monday after assaulting a child and attempting to kidnap a second child in a Mountlake Terrace store, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department.
Officers responded to a report of an assault around 4:15 p.m. in the 22800 block of 44th Avenue West.
According to witnesses, a 32-year-old woman attempted to assault a 13-year-old girl outside the store until her mother intervened.
The woman then went inside the store and approached a 7-year-old boy and his father.
According to police, the woman grabbed the boy and attempted to leave with him.
A store employee confronted the woman and freed the boy.
After the woman was taken to a hospital for behavioral health reasons, she was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
Police believe there is no connection between her and the victims.
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