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Man attempts to steal, choke baby at a Walmart

OVERLAND PARK, KS (WWBT/KSHB) -

Officers in Kansas are investigating after a woman said a man tried choking her four-month-old baby at a Walmart, according to KSHB.

Police say the suspect walked up to the mother and child in the checkout lane, grabbed her baby, and tried to steal her child. A fight broke out, and the man then began choking the infant until the baby turned red.

KSHB says bystanders subdued the suspect and held him until police arrived on the scene.

Officers believe the suspect was under the influence, and he did not know the mother.

The baby was treated at the store and is expected to be okay. The suspect is still in custody.

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