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Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

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Tara Anne McDonald (NYPD photos) Tara Anne McDonald (NYPD photos)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea.  Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night.

The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.

William Marte, a UPS truck driver, was nearby when he heard the nanny's screams, Fox 5's Lidia Curanaj reported. He said the suspect seemed "crazed" and was trying to wrestle the stroller out of the nanny's hands. Fortunately, she let go of the stroller and ran off rambling and cursing.

Police said passersby helped stop McDonald, who headed southbound on 8th Ave.

The 8-month-old boy was not harmed.

After police released a sketch of the suspect Friday morning, investigators identified her and released two photos of her.

If you have any information about this case you can contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following:

www.nypdcrimestoppers.com

Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

Text your tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577

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