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Dallas taxi driver arrested in attempted child abduction

FLOWER MOUND -- A Dallas taxi driver was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion that he attempted to drag a child into his cab after enticing the child with money.

The child was able to escape after twisting free from the driver, police said.

Police identified the driver as Razi Aamer, 51, who was in police custody Thursday morning.

Aamer faces a charge of attempted kidnapping, police said.

The incident happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 6800 block of Crooked Lane.

According to witnesses, a group of children ranging in age from 6 to 11 years old were approached by a man driving a cab.

The children told police that the driver enticed them to his car with money. When one of them approached the cab, the driver grabbed the arm of the child, police said.

The child escaped and the driver fled the scene, police. No children were injured, police said.

After interviewing witnesses, police determined that the driver was an employee of “Taxi Dallas.” Police then tracked Aamer to a residence in Dallas.

Aamer was interviewed in Dallas then Flower Mound police monitored him until a warrant was issued, authorities said.