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Deputies believe attempted child abduction was random

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The suspect seen with the boy in his arms just after the attempted abduction. The suspect seen with the boy in his arms just after the attempted abduction.
SPRAGUE, Wash. - As the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate an attempted child abduction, two pieces of surveillance video show a man running away from a park in Sprague on Sunday with a 22-month-old boy in his arms. 

The Sheriff's Office says they received a call on Sunday that a man had taken the boy from a stroller and ran off. As the boy's siblings yelled for help, witnesses say they ran after the man, who ended up dropping the boy about two blocks from the park and running off. Deputies say the incident appears to be random because they can't find anyone in town who knew the man. The children were being watched by a babysitter at the time of the attempted abduction.

After speaking with witnesses, deputies say the man may have been staking out the park as he was talking with a girl near the park just prior to the attempted abduction. 

The boy is safe and back home with his parents. 

So far, the only description available is that the man was white and had a thin build. 

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