Police: Father arrested in Springfield after ‘forcibly’ taking kids from mother

The Springfield State Police Barracks had issued a “Be on the Lookout”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police rescued two children Tuesday afternoon when they arrested a Connecticut fugitive in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood.

According to State Police Media Relations, the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested 28-year-old Kurtis Webb around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Walgreens parking lot near the intersections of Sumner and Dickinson Avenue.

Webb was accused of forcibly removing his two children from their mother’s car in New Britain, Connecticut, State Police said. The Springfield Barracks had issued a “Be on the Lookout” for Webb’s vehicle, after it was reported he was in the area of Sumner Avenue.

State Police said Webb was charged with two counts of cruelty toward a child, with risk of injury, and disturbing the peace.

Child service officials from Connecticut and Massachusetts were able to reunite the children with their mother Tuesday afternoon.

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