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FCPD: Woman arrested for abducting 3-year-old at Tysons Corner Center

The outdoor play area at Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A D.C. woman has been arrested for allegedly abducting a kid from the Cox Discovery Cove at Tysons Corner Center.

Officers with the Fairfax County Police Department’s Tysons Urban Team were called to an outdoor play area — described as having a “sailboat design” — at 5:47 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) for a report of a missing 3-year-old child, police said in a news release today.

Using mall security camera footage, the officers “quickly” identified Jane Pyo as the suspect.

Officers observed Pyo walk towards the mall, stop, converse with the child, take the child’s hand and walk into the mall. Pyo was observed picking the child up and going down an escalator with the child in her arms. TUT officers located Pyo and the child inside the Coastal Flats Restaurant. Pyo assaulted officers when they approached but were able to take her into custody.

The kid didn’t experience any injuries and was reunited with their family, according to the FCPD.

Pyo has been charged with abduction, possession of burglarious tools, assaulting law enforcement and trespassing. She also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Fairfax County court, police said.

She is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.