NYPD: Man tried to kidnap 2-year-old

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A mother was crossing Eastern Parkway near Plaza Street with her 2-year-old son in a stroller Wednesday when a man tried to snatch the toddler away, according to authorities.

Police say they've arrested Matthew Wally, a 27-year-old from Bed-Stuy.

He faces charges of attempted kidnapping and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Wally allegedly grabbed the stroller and demanded the woman give him her child. She maintained her grip and screamed.

Eventually, Wally let go and fled.

Police say no one was injured in the incident. They captured the suspect at Grand Army Plaza.

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