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W. Va. Mom Pulls Gun on Suspect, Thwarts Abduction Attempt

A woman was shopping with her 5-year-old daughter at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville when a man grabbed the girl by the hair and tried to pull her away

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    A West Virginia mother pulled out a gun on a man after he allegedly grabbed her 5-year-old daughter and tried to pull her away. Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan, 54, of Alexandria, Egypt, is facing a felony charge of attempted abduction.

    Police in West Virginia say a man was trying to abduct a child at a mall when the mother stopped him by pulling out a gun.

    News outlets report 54-year-old Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan of Alexandria, Egypt, was arraigned Monday night in Cabell County Magistrate Court on a felony charge of attempted abduction.

    According to a criminal complaint, a woman was shopping with her 5-year-old daughter at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville when a man grabbed the girl by the hair and tried to pull her away. Police say the mother pulled out a gun and told the suspect to let go of the child. The man released the child and was later detained by mall security and Barboursville police near a food court.

    Zayan was being jailed on $200,000 cash bond. Jail records didn't indicate whether he has an attorney.