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Kidnapping suspect arrested after chasing girls into home, police say

WCVB Boston logo WCVB Boston 6/18/2018

a car parked in front of a house © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. A man accused in an attempted kidnapping is under arrest after chasing two girls into a Lowell, Massachusetts home, police said.

Wayne Spencer, 54, is facing a number of charges including breaking and entering and assault.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon as a group of children was playing outside. One child noticed a man they didn't recognize in the yard staring at them.

Police said Spencer chased the two girls, ages 9 and 11, into a home on Court Street, where one of the girl's mothers took action.

"I pushed the girls out of the way, and I just fought," Maureen Santos said. "I fought him out of my house and locked the door, and I was screaming."

The neighbor and Santos' husband held the man until police arrived.

Police said Spencer was staying at a Lowell sober house and was taken to the hospital for evaluation after the incident.

It's unclear when he'll be arraigned.


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