New York tried kidnapping suspect, James McGonagle, assaults officer whereas in custody, police say
New York suspect charged with attempted kidnapping of 5-year-old boy in New York Police are currently charged with assaulting a police officer while in custody.
Officials say 24-year-old James McGonnagle slapped his face when an NYPD police officer tried to get his fingerprint. The policeman was bleeding from his face.
They say the incident happened while he was being held at a local hospital.
McGonaguru arrested Friday in connection with an attempt to kidnap a 5-year-old boy in Queens on Thursday.
The police initially charged him with attempted kidnapping, reckless danger and acts that endanger children.
Update: A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with the following charges:
– Attempted kidnapping
– Reckless danger
– Behave in a manner harmful to children under the age of 17 https://t.co/WXxXyk5JEq
– NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 17, 2021
A video posted on Friday is walking his mother while McGonaguru gets out of the red car to pick up the boy and take him to the car while another suspect is in the passenger seat5. Shows a one year old child.
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The boy’s mother, Dolores Diaz Lopez, saw it and reached through the open windshield of the car, pulling his son away from the man and pulling him out of the car.
According to sources, the police officer was in a hospital where McGonough had an unrelated problem when he recognized McGonaguru from the video.
They say McGonaguru was in the hospital for treatment and was jailed.
The police are still looking for a second suspect.
Police sources tell our sister office WABC. The older man who saw him walking next to McGonough was his father.
The mother of a five-year-old boy called on Friday.
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Diaz Lopez said the man was on his way to see his husband for work with his children when he grabbed his son Jacob.
“I said, ‘Oh my god my kids, oh my god my boy,'” said Diaz Lopez.
She said his son initially sat in the back seat, but after she and her children asked her to return the boy, he got up and she was able to grab him.
The suspect ran south on Hillside Avenue and west on Jamaica Avenue.
“I don’t know why it happened. I’ve never seen these people, ”said Diaz Lopez.
She explained in Spanish that her mother’s instinct was the reason she fought and acted differently.
“No matter what, we have to do what we need,” he said. “The car was just parked there. I never thought a man would get out of the car and grab his son. You should always be aware of your surroundings and avoid using the phone. “
Jacob had been playing video games on his cell phone until Friday afternoon, but Lopez says all three children were traumatized and refused to leave the house.
“Mothers have to take care of their children,” she says. “There are so many bad people who I don’t know who is around, so always hold your hand when you walk with them.”
The police released photos of the two suspects.
The child is not hurt and the motive remains a mystery.
This vehicle is called the old model maroon 4-door sedan.
The police are asking those with the information to call the NYPD Crime Stopper Hotline 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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New York tried to kidnap suspect James McGonagle, attacks police officers in custody, police say
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