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Police arrest man for attempted kidnapping in MD

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.

Detectives say they are looking in to whether there are additional victims. Authorities are asking that anyone who may have had contact with McLong to contact them.

Anyone with information about this case and/or this suspect is urged to call the Regional Investigation Division - Central at 301-772-4911 or his 240-695-4505. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cellphone, or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.