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Child abduction thwarted


A homeless woman was arrested this week in Newhall, after attempting to snatch a 4-year-old boy from his mother, authorities said.

The kidnapping attempt was reported at 1:56 p.m. in the 23000 block of Via Canon where 44-year-old Alicia Sanchez confronted the child’s mother, according to Sgt. Cortland Myers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Santa Clarita station.

Sanchez approached the mother and yelled “`that’s not your son” and then attempted to snatch the 4-year-old boy, but the mother was able to fight her off, Cortland said.

Sanchez retreated to a wash nearby where she was taken into custody, according to Cortland.

The boy and his mother were not injured in the incident, Cortland said.