PHILIPSBURG–A man R.P., the father of a one-year-old child, went to the Back Street home of his child’s mother L.T. at approximately 2:15am Friday, August 16, and took the child without the mother’s consent.
According to a police press release, the mother immediately notified police about the abduction. A patrol was dispatched to the scene to investigate what was taking place.
After the mother informed police of the situation, she drove with police officers to the “911 Project” in Dutch Quarter where the suspect and child were found sitting in a car.
Police officers made several attempts to communicate with the suspect to unlock the car’s doors so they could retrieve the child. However, he refused to cooperate and the situation escalated.
Considering the child’s safety and wellbeing, the officers were forced to break one of the windows of the car to gain access to the vehicle.
The child was taken from the suspect and he was arrested on the spot. He was then taken to the Philipsburg police station, where he remains in custody for questioning and further investigation.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90072-man-abducts-his-one-year-old-child