A Boston man was facing charges of assault and battery and attempted kidnapping after police said multiple students at a Massachusetts elementary school were approached during recess.
Boston police said the incident happened last Wednesday afternoon at the David A. Ellis Elementary School on Walnut Street in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood.
Police said Charles Marriro, 58, of Dorchester, was taken into custody on Thursday on Harold Street in Dorchester, over a week after the incident.
School staff members told police that while three students were out at recess, they were approached by an unidentified male who attempted to pull one of the children away by grabbing their arm.
According to police, while grabbing the child, the man told the child that he wanted them to come play basketball with him.
Marriro is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court, police said.