A woman suspected of kidnapping a 4-year-old boy at a McDonald’s in downtown Los Angeles has been taken into custody, police said Thursday.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Maralyn Ramos, was arrested Wednesday night near the intersection of Agatha Street and San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles, the LAPD stated in a news release.
Ramos is suspected of grabbing a 4-year-old boy and walking out of a McDonald’s on Olympic Boulevard and Central Avenue on Tuesday.
Ramos was stopped before she could get into a car. She then let go of the child and fled the scene on foot, the news release stated.
The incident was captured on surveillance video, which was released by authorities during their search for Ramos.
Police initially believed she may have been involved in an attempted kidnapping of another 4-year-old boy who was walking with his family in downtown L.A. on Wednesday.
That incident occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and San Pedro Street. A woman apparently attempted to grab the child but was stopped by a witness, police said.
Authorities later determined that Ramos was not involved, Detective Meghan Aguilar said.
She has been booked on suspicion of kidnapping in connection with Tuesday’s incident.
Her bail was set at $100,000.