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Matthew Alejandro Cruz (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man accused of trying to kidnap a 7-year-old girl Saturday in north Charlotte was arrested.

WSOC reported that Matthew Alejandro Cruz, 18, faces charges of second-degree kidnapping, assault on a child and resisting arrest charges after police were called out to the Long Creek Club apartments.

Officials said Cruz lives near the apartment and tried grabbing the girl. He was reportedly arrested across the street from the location.

WSOC reported that the girl was not injured.

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