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LAPD rescues child after vehicle pursuit ends in Silver Lake

December 19, 2011 | 10:57 pm

Los Angeles Police Department officers tackled a man who held a young girl in his arms and rescued the child at the end of a vehicle pursuit Monday night in Silver Lake.

The man was taken to the ground as an officer snatched the child, believed to be a 4-year-old girl, from his arms, according to footage aired on KCAL-TV Channel 9.

The man continued arguing with police as he was taken away in a ambulance, according to the footage.

The chase began in Atwater Village after the girl's mother called police to report a possible kidnapping, according to the station.


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