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San Diego police arrest man in alleged Mission Bay kidnapping attempt, 2 suspects outstanding

The outstanding suspects were last seen walking northbound toward the Mission Bay Resort

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San Diego police arrested one man in connection to an alleged armed kidnapping attempt in Mission Bay on Saturday afternoon, but are still searching for two outstanding suspects.

Police received a report of three men who tried to kidnap a 7-year-old girl around 1:27 p.m. on south Tecolote Shores near the bay, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Officers do not believe this incident was a random act of violence and they are investigating the relationships between those involved.

SDPD detained a potential person of interest near Mission Bay, who was pointed out by the father of the girl, according to the agency.

The outstanding suspects were last seen walking northbound toward the Mission Bay Resort. Both are men. One man wore a camouflage fishing hat with sunglasses, a white T-Shirt with thin stripes and shorts. The other suspect is in his 50s, about 5 foot, 11 inches, wearing a beige shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Officers are also searching a semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine — which is illegal in California. The father of the victim told police he saw the weapon on the waist of one of the suspects, according to SDPD.

The incident reportedly took place in an area close to many parks where recreational activities take place such as Fiesta Island, De Anza Cove Park and more.

The agency used boats, officers on foot patrol and a helicopter to search for the suspects and ensure the weapon was not left in the area.

If you do come across a handgun, make sure no children are around the gun, do not touch it and call 911 immediately, police said.

If you see something suspicious or have information on the incident, call 858 - 531 - 2000.

This is an active and developing story that will be updated as more information arrives.

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