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Machete-wielding man tried to abduct children at Walmart

KENNER, La. – Police in Louisiana say that a stranger with a machete tried to snatch two children from their mothers in a Walmart.

Kenner police describe the case in a Facebook post. They say 33-year-old Billy Yoe Budier-Herrera tried to do a 2-year-old boy from her mother’s shopping cart, at a given moment, both to attract of the child. She ruled, but the man then ran through the store, swinging the machete at the employees who tried to intervene.

Police say he spotted another mother with a baby strapped in the child seat of a grocery cart, and was trying to remove the infant when the store employees tackled him. Budier-Herrara is charged with two counts of abduction of a child and other offenses. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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