Patrick Francis Rooney charged with attempted kidnapping of 2-year-old girl in Woodbridge

Patrick Francis Rooney, 26, has been charged with attempted abduction. Photo: Prince William County Police

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WJLA) -- A Woodbridge man tried to kidnap a 2-year-old girl Sunday evening, but was stopped by the girl’s older brother, police say.

Patrick Francis Rooney, 26, grabbed the girl who was playing with a group of children in the 1400 block of Geraldine Ct in Woodbridge, Prince William County police say.

As he was walking away with the girl, her brother managed to get her away from the man.

A witness followed the man and contacted police. Police stopped the accused man on Golden Ct and report that he was intoxicated.

Rooney has been charged with attempted abduction and is being held without bond.