Mother rams child abductor's car after chase, suspect flees on foot, say N.M. police

Police in Albuquerque, N.M. searching for a suspected child abductor, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

(CBS/AP) ALBUQUERQUE - Albuquerque police say a mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, igniting a manhunt.

Police say Wednesday evening a group of teenagers saw the child being forced into a car in Albuquerque's North Valley. The teens told the mother, who jumped into her own vehicle and gave chase for about seven miles, unaware the man had pushed the child out of the car shortly after grabbing her. The girl was not injured.

According to CBS affiliate KRQE, the mother was on the phone with police during the chase.

The mother finally rammed into the suspect's car near an intersection. He fled on foot and police are still looking for him.

Witnesses reportedly described the abductor as a Hispanic or Native American man  in his 20s. According to KRQE, the description matches the one of a suspect who sexually assaulted and returned a girl in the same neighborhood last week.

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