Someone removes toddler from bedroom, attempts abduction

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LAKE DELTON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Police are investigating after someone attempted to abduct a child in Lake Delton early Saturday morning.

Chief Daniel Hardman of the Lake Delton Police Department said officers were called around 3 a.m. to a possible prowler outside of a home in the Deer Run subdivision. When officers arrived on scene, they learned the people inside the home had been awakened by a noise disturbance in a two-year-old child’s bedroom. The parents discovered the child alone outside of the home at the base of the window and called for police.

Hardman said evidence at the scene suggested that a person had entered the home through the child’s bedroom window, likely brought the child outside and then took off. The child was not injured and was reunited with the parents before the officers arrived on scene.

Hardman said interviews with the victim’s family suggested a possible suspect that is known to the family. There were concerns that the suspect would leave the state if he knew of the police investigation. After an extensive investigation, the person in question had been eliminated as a possible suspect. There’s no additional suspect information.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call the Lake Delton Police Department at (608) 254-7571, their 24/7 dispatch center at (608) 254-8331 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 888-TIP-SAUK.