Kidnapping Suspect Attempts To Stab Ohio Officer With A Pen

Video captures moment Ohio kidnapping suspect tries to stab police officer with pen -NBC News

Reid Duran, 35, was taken to an interview room at the Xenia Justice Center after he agreed to be questioned. He lunged at the officer, who then threw him to the ground and handcuffed him.

Duran had lied about being the parent of a kindergartener at St. Brigid’s open house, officials said, before suspicious school staff called police. The suspect allegedly told police later he was attempting to kidnap a 5-year-old girl.

Duran was taken to the Xenia Police Department after he attempted to steal the child from St. Brigid School. He was restrained and is now sitting in jail without bail. The suspect was charged with attempted kidnapping, felonious assault and escape, and his bail hearing is set for Monday morning.

The suspect’s brother and mother said he has suffered from schizophrenia for years and has never shown any predilection for violence. The family is now struggling to raise money for his legal defense.

Video footage shows Duran attempting to stab an officer with a pen after his arrest.

 

Duran sat stiffly in the chair, swaying back and forth with his hands in his lap, before putting his full weight into the pen and stabbing the officer. The officer was forced to place Duran into a rolling chair with handcuffs on.

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  3. Shocking moment man tries to stab a cop with a PEN after being arrested for attempting to kidnap a kindergarten student, 5, and telling officers he wanted to give the child tranquilizer-laced candy  Daily Mail
  4. Video Shows Moment Ohio Kidnapping Suspect Attempt To Stab Officer With Pen Inside Interrogation Room  Breaking 911

  5. Video reportedly shows kidnapping suspect try to stab Ohio police officer with pen  Local 12

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