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Bystanders grab baby back from man who tried to snatch him

Suspect said he was "very angry with the world"
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Posted at 9:05 AM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 09:05:58-04

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police say a man tried to snatch a baby boy from his mother's arms until two bystanders pulled him away.

Police say 45-year-old Scott Russell of Fort Wayne was charged this week with Felony Kidnapping, Battery and Misdemeanor Battery.

Investigators say the woman was sitting in a medical clinic waiting room last week when Russell walked up to her and grabbed the baby boy. They say the woman screamed and began kicking Russell, and a second woman and a man also in the waiting room pulled Russell away. The infant suffered scratches.

Police found Russell at the clinic. He told an officer he tried to hurt the baby because he was "very angry with the world."

He's being held at the Allen County Jail.