Attempted Child Abduction Suspect Punches Officer: Police

Terrie Diane Wilder attempted to take another woman's baby on an OmniLink bus, police say

By Natalie Lopez
|  Friday, May 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:31 PM EDT
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Attempted Abduction Suspect Punches Officer: Police

Terrie Wilder

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A 49-year-old woman punched an officer in the face following an attempt to abduct a baby on an OmniLink bus Thursday morning, police said.

An unidentified 16-year-old girl was riding on an OmniLink bus with her 6-month-old son in the area of Main Street and Graham Park Road in Dumfries, Va., when the suspect, Terrie Diane Wilder, asked to hold the woman’s baby, officials said.

Wilder grabbed the baby seat and attempted to take the child when his mother refused the suspect's request. The mother was able to hold onto the baby seat, preventing the suspect from abducting her child.

That's when the bus driver stopped the bus and ordered the suspect to get off, police said.

Officials stopped the suspect in the area of Quantico Gateway Drive. They were speaking with her when she punched a Dumfries officer in the face, police said.

Wilder, of Triangle, was arrested and charged in Prince William County with attempted abduction. Dumfries police charged her with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.

The suspect is being held without bond.

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