By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping outside a Roxbury school during recess last week.

Police said 58-year-old Charles Marriro of Dorchester grabbed a child playing basketball with two friends at the David A. Ellis Elementary School. It happened last Wednesday at about 2:40 p.m.

The suspect attempted to pull one of the children away by grabbing their arm. “While grabbing the child, the suspect stated that he wanted them to come play basketball with him,” Boston Police said.

Marriro was arrested Thursday and charged with assault and battery and attempted kidnapping.

CBSBoston.com Staff