• Woman arrested at airport after attempted kidnapping, police say

    By: Jeremy Turley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    ATLANTA -

    Police arrested a woman who allegedly tried to kidnap a couple’s children in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Saturday morning.

    Police said Esther Daniels, 26, tried to grab a stroller with a child in it before being fended off by the child’s mother. She then picked up one of the couple’s other children and walked away, but the father took the child back from her, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said in an emailed statement.

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    An officer responded a few minutes later and found Daniels in a frenzied mental state, Chafee said. She then allegedly ran toward a nearby family and had to be restrained by the officer, Chafee said. 

    Daniels, who lives in Kansas, eventually calmed down and was escorted to the police precinct in a wheelchair, the statement said.

    She was checked out at Grady Memorial Hospital before being taken to the Clayton County Jail. Daniels was charged with kidnapping and obstructing an officer. Her bond has not been set.

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