Arrest in Bus Stop Kidnapping Attempt

An arrest was announced Wednesday in an attempted kidnapping at a bus stop in the Santa Clarita area.

The subject attempted to abduct a teen girl at the bus stop early Wednesday, a witness told the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The girl and man appeared to be fighting on the sidewalk next to the bus stop, the witness said.

The attacker, a 39-year-old man, released the girl when the witness yelled at the two from a vehicle, according to the sheriff's department's statement. The witness then directed responding deputies to the assailant, who was arrested.

The suspect was being held on $100,000 bond. A court date was scheduled for Friday.

Detectives are interviewing the 13-year-old victim, according to a statement issued Thursday by the sheriff's department.

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