Woman accused of trying to kidnap 2-year-old

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A woman faces kidnapping charges after police say she tried to abduct a child at a hospital.

Police say Laysha Machado walked into the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers and walked out with someone else's child in February.


Hospital security chased the 28-year-old down after officials say she fled the building with a 2-year-old inside of a stroller.

Machado faces kidnapping and other charges.

The toddler wasn't hurt and investigators say there's no relationship between Machado and the child.

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