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Man arrested in attempted child abduction case in Milton

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Halton regional police are investigating after a man allegedly attempted to abduct a child from a park in Milton.

It happened on Friday at around 8:25 p.m. in McDougall Park, near Derry and Tremaine roads.

Police say the suspect grabbed a young boy by his arm and tried to take him to a nearby vehicle — a black, older-model Honda.

The child was subsequently released and the suspect fled in the vehicle, heading towards Savoline Boulevard. Police say it’s possible there were additional passengers in the car.

After searching the area, police located the car parked at a Milton residence.

One person was arrested in connection with the abduction attempt.

The investigation is ongoing

Anyone with information relevant to the case is asked to call police.