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Man arrested in Texas abduction of girl, 6

Published On: Jan 30 2014 01:33:30 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 30 2014 01:33:45 PM CST
Texas Flag news
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 a 23-year-old man was captured early Thursday. Kidnapping charges are pending.

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. Some of his relatives saw news reports about the kidnapping and contacted police.