Atlanta Police arrest woman after she was caught on video trying to kidnap children

Image: Atlanta Police Department's YouTube page

Atlanta Police say they have arrested a woman who was caught on surveillance video trying to kidnap two children in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this past weekend.

WSB-TV reports that an affidavit says 26-year-old Esther Daniels tried to grab a stroller with a child inside before the child's mother fended her off.

Atlanta Police posted the video to its YouTube page. Watch the incident below. The incident begins at about 00:52.

The affidavit says Daniels then picked up one of the couple’s other children and walked away, but the father took the child back from her.

Officers quickly responded to the scene and tried to apprehend Daniels, who was described in the affidavit as being in a "frenzied mental state." It says she then ran toward a nearby family and had to be restrained by officers.

The Kansas native eventually calmed down, and police put her in a wheelchair and took her to the nearest precinct.

She was also checked out at a local hospital before being taken to the Clayton County Jail.

She's now charged with kidnapping and obstructing an officer.

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