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Police: Mother fights off woman who tried to snatch toddler at train stop

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Longview police say a woman who allegedly tried to take a woman's toddler at a train station is now in custody.

Police say the mother fought off the suspect.

The incident occurred about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Longview Amtrak station in the 900 block of Pacific Avenue. Longview Police Department says officers were dispatched to a fight in progress and it was reported that two women were fighting over a child.

When officers arrived, they learned that a woman had taken her 2-year-old son to the station to watch the trains. While at the location, police say a stranger attempted to take the child.

"The mother fought with the suspect and bystanders helped hold the suspect until police arrived," LPD said in a statement.

The mother received minor injuries. The child was not injured.

Police say the mother spoke with detectives before driving herself to the hospital.

"Officers believe this was an isolated event," LPD says.

The suspect was arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail.

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