Man tries to abduct child from NYC synagogue

A creep tried to abduct a 9-year-old boy from a Brooklyn synagogue Wednesday — but was thwarted when the kid’s mom showed up and saw him trying to carry her son away, police said.

The boy was attending a party at the Hesed Le Avraham Synagogue on East 7th Street in Gravesend around 9:30 a.m. when a man who had been praying inside approached him, cops said.

The stranger asked the child to go outside with him — and when the kid refused, he picked him up by the shoulders and tried to carry him out through the front door, according to police.

The mother spotted the creep carrying her son and jumped in — asking the boy if he knew the man from the synagogue, cops said.

When he told her no, she ripped her son from the man’s arms, police said.

The suspect then ran off — hiding in a nearby yeshiva, according to law enforcement sources.

Cops had K9s out in Brooklyn hunting for the man, 42, who was taken into custody about an hour later, police said.

The boy was attending a party at the Hesed Le Avraham Synagogue.

Inside OHEL Moshe Synagogue.
The alleged kidnapper was praying inside before he tried to snatch the boy.


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Young boys look out from one of the windows at the synagogue.
Young boys look out from one of the windows at the synagogue.


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