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(SANDY, Utah) — A Utah man says he woke up on Friday morning to hear his daughter screaming as a man allegedly attempted to kidnap her from her bed.

Police say they believe they have the abductor in custody. The suspect, 46, was found hiding in a neighbor’s house.

The mother of the girl, who was five years old, quickly called 911, informing police that “there was a man in my home and he took my five-year-old daughter.”

“I happened to wake up,” she said, “and he had my daughter outside and my husband ran out there and got…her.”

The girl was unharmed in the incident. According to ABC affiliate ABC 4 Utah, the suspect was identified as Troy Morley, 46.

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