LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police have arrested a man who they say tried to kidnap a twelve-year old girl.
According to police Michael Jesse McLong, 25, tried to kidnap the girl on Friday afternoon. Authorities say that McLong approached the girl and her 8-year-old brother on Landover Road and identified himself as a police officer.
McLong grabbed the girl by her arm and tried to pull her toward the back of a nearby shopping center, officials say.
Authorities say the children were able to get away when a good Samaritan confronted McLong. According to authorities an off-duty Cheverly police officer and nearby security guard caught McLong and held him until police arrived.
McLong faces multiple charges related to attempted kidnapping.