Man charged with attempted kidnapping in Delaware

Police in New Castle County have arrested and charged a man with attempted kidnapping after an incident Wednesday.

According to police, at around 4:50 p.m. New Castle County Police responded to East Edgewater Way and Clipper Court for a report of an attempted kidnapping.

Officers arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses to identify the suspect as 32-year-old Joseph Kriger.

Police say Kriger attempted to abduct two pre-teen children as they played in a neighborhood. Kriger did not make physical contact with the victims.

Investigators obtained a warrant for Kriger's arrest and took him into custody Thursday.

Kriger is charged with two counts of attempted second-degree kidnapping, and was issued a no contact order with anyone under 18-years-old.  

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