A six-year-old boy escaped from his abductor by bolting out of an LRT train when it opened at a station.
The boy was grabbed a few hours earlier from outside his flat in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday.
His abductor had gripped the boy by his shoulders in full view of other commuters soon after they boarded a train at the Bangsar LRT station.
When the train reached Taman Melati - 14 stations away - at about 6pm, the quick-thinking boy made a dash for the open door, reported Malaysia's The Star.
An auxiliary police officer was standing outside and the boy ran straight to him.
Narrating his ordeal to reporters later, the boy said he was playing with friends outside his Seri Pahang Flat at 4pm on Saturday when a man wearing a white face mask grabbed his arm.
"He said, 'Come with me,' and pulled me very roughly. I wanted to scream but I was scared," he said, adding that the man took him to an LRT station, believed to the Bangsar station, where they boarded a train.
The boy said the man firmly gripped his shoulders while in the train.
He said there were many commuters, but he was too afraid to say anything.
"But when I saw the door open and he was looking elsewhere, I jumped out," he said.
The boy was taken to the Wangsa Maju police station.
His father, an auxiliary police officer, made a report at the Jalan Travers station.
The father said he received a call at about 7pm from his wife saying that their son had not returned home.
"I am relieved that we have found him," he said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Muhammad Azlee Abdullah confirmed the report.
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