El Dorado Woman Held on Kidnapping Attempt

January 14, 2006--Posted at 1:05 p.m. CST

EL DORADO--Police in Fordyce are holding an 18-year-old woman who they allege made her way into a local hospital in Camden, snatched a baby from a crib and then used a toy
gun to try to flee with the infant.

Nikenya Jicole Washington was stopped by hospital staff and no one was hurt. The baby's grandmother said that the family does not know the teenager, but had seen her around the hospital nursery.

Police said that Washington gave them several explanations for her actions but that authorities honestly don't know why she tried to take the baby.

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