Attempted Kidnapping Leads to Police Chase in Boston: Police

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Police arrested a man on attempted kidnapping charges early Sunday after he allegedly tried to kidnap a woman who had attended a party at a nightclub near Boston's theater district.

Tony Santos, 31, from Dorchester, was arrested by police around 3:20 a.m. after a chase downtown.

Police arrived to the area of 39 Winchester Street after they received a call that a man was trying to force a woman into a black car. When they arrived, they saw the car running in a parking lot across from where the victim was. While investigating the car, Santos allegedly ran toward the car's driver side door, got inside and drove away.

A woman had been at a birthday party at a local nightclub when Santos told her he'd drive her home, police said. When she changed her mind and said she was going to leave the car, Santos allegedly grabbed her, and told her that she was going to leave with him.

When the woman said she wanted to leave again, police said that Santos grabbed her again.

After a chase, Santos was arrested in a private parking lot on Warrenton Street.

Santos is expected to be arraigned on charges of attempted kidnapping, assault and battery, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police and speeding.

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