Cousin: Suspect In Kidnapping Case Has Mental Health Issues
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — The cousin of a man charged with trying to kidnap a 1-year-old girl from a Massachusetts laundromat says the suspect has mental health issues and is not a danger to anyone.
Police say 24-year-old Precious Chigbue, of Lynn, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a kidnapping charge.
Lynn police say the suspect went in the laundromat at around 11 a.m. Tuesday, picked up the child at a table, and tried to leave. They say he was stopped by a witness and the mother.
Chigbue fled after being confronted and was arrested at a nearby supermarket. The child was not injured.
Emeka Iloba, who identified himself as the suspect's cousin, says Chigbue recently switched to a new medication and would never harm anyone.