Suspect in Custody After Attempted Kidnapping Near Faneuil Hall in Downtown Boston


At about 4:41 PM on Sunday September 9, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 responded to a call for an attempted kidnapping in the area of North Street and Congress Street near Faneuil Hall in Downtown Boston. While on approach to the call, the officers were informed that a male suspect, had approached a 13-year-old girl and offered her parents cash to ‘buy’ their daughter. The suspect then grabbed the young girl by her arm and attempted to drag her away. The child’s father intervened and the suspect fled on foot. Officers quickly located the suspect in the area of 260 Washington Street and placed him in custody without incident after he was positively identified by the victim and her parents. During the booking process, the suspect provided officers with the name Max Roads Patterson, 20, of Raymond, NH. The Boston Police Identification Unit received information that this person had an outstanding out of state warrant under a different name. The Boston Police Department is currently investigating the true identity of the suspect.