ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION: Incident Was ‘Custody Dispute’

Authorities say an apparent attempted abduction in West Des Moines was actually a custody dispute.

Officers were called to Jordan Creek Mall at around 4:45 p.m. on reports of an attempted abduction near Century Theater.

Police say a kid was being dropped off by his parent to his other parent. That’s when they argued. Security guards called police after seeing the fight without knowing the parents knew each other.

Authorities say the child wasn’t hurt.