Charges laid after suspect tried to lure child, 5, at park
Police said the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2014 in Winnipeg. (file image)
Published Monday, August 18, 2014 10:44AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:16PM CST
An arrest has been made after a suspect tried to lure a child at a downtown park in Winnipeg.
The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Central Park.
A woman and her five-year-old son had been at the park. A suspect tried to lure the boy away, but a lifeguard intervened and the man left the area, said police.
The child was not injured.
On Aug. 19, officers located and arrested a suspect in the case.
Tyrone Olawemi Abdul Tijani-Mazur, 23, of Winnipeg faces charges for abduction of a person under 14, possession of a controlled substance and failing to comply with a probation order, said police.