Miami-Dade Police said they arrested a Staten Island, New York resident after he attempted to abduct a girl at Miami International Airport Monday night.
The victim had just arrived and was waiting for transportation to a family member’s home by an exit door of Terminal J at about 10 p.m. when Anthony Calvanese III, 24, grabbed her by the arm and said “you belong to me and you’re coming with me,” police said in an arrest affidavit.
Calvanese pulled the girl by the arm towards the inside of the terminal, as she began to scream loudly, according to the affidavit.
Several family members who were standing nearby heard her screams and began to walk towards her, and Calvanese released the victim and fled the scene, the affidavit said. Calvanese was later located, and the family members identified him as the man involved, police added in the affidavit.
Calvanese is being held on no bond on a charge of false imprisonment of a child under age 13, online Miami-Dade Corrections records said. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.
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