Man arrested for attempting to abduct boy in Burien Alberton's bathroom

A man is in custody after attempting to abduct a boy from the bathroom at Albertson's on 1st Ave S. in Burien today, the King County Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff’s office says an 11-year-old boy was in the store with his parents and siblings and went inside the bathroom where a man attacked and choked him.

The boy screamed and fought to get away. Store employees heard the struggle and ran to help and found the boy’s fingers in the door as he tried to escape. Employees shoved the door open and the boy escaped.
The man was partially undressed. Store employees tackled him and held him until police arrived. He was arrested.

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