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Person questioned after walking off with 2-year-old boy in South Loop released

Detectives were questioning a person who took a child Monday evening from the 600 block of West Harrison. | Google

A person taken for questioning after walking off with a 2-year-old boy Monday evening in the South Loop was released without being charged.

About 6:50 p.m., the family acquaintance took the child from the 600 block of West Harrison Street when his mother was distracted, according to Chicago Police. The person didn’t have permission to take the boy.

The child was reunited with the family about 20 minutes later and taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital for an evaluation, police said.

The person who walked off with the boy was questioned by Area Central detectives, police said.

The person was later released without being charged, police said Tuesday afternoon.