Police: Suspect in Detroit abduction of boy arrested in Ohio

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 45-year-old man suspected in the abduction of a 13-year-old boy who was snatched outside a Detroit neighborhood market has been arrested in Ohio.

Michigan State Police Lt. Calvin Hart on Thursday morning confirmed the arrest of Gregory Walker of Detroit, but didn’t have details about where he was found.

Investigators cordoned off a crime scene on Detroit’s east side, but details weren’t immediately released.

Police say Deontae Mitchell’s cousin told police they were riding bikes Tuesday night when they saw an apparently drunken man drop money while urinating outside the market. The cousin said Deontae picked up the money and they rode away.

Surveillance video shows Deontae being pursued by a man police believe to be Walker, grabbed by his arm and forced into a car.

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