CRIME

Authorities search for man caught on video attempting to kidnap a Washington state toddler

In this combination of still images taken from surveillance video on Sunday, March 8, 2015, and provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, a man runs down a street, carrying a toddler in an apparent kidnapping attempt in Sprague, Wash. The video shows the boy's young sister chasing after the man, who set the boy down and ran off. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers says officers don't have any leads in the search for the suspect, but they don't believe the man is a resident of the town of about 500 people. The boy, 22-month-old Owen Wright, was unhurt. (AP Photo/Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

In this combination of still images taken from surveillance video on Sunday, March 8, 2015, and provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, a man runs down a street, carrying a toddler in an apparent kidnapping attempt in Sprague, Wash. The video shows the boy's young sister chasing after the man, who set the boy down and ran off. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers says officers don't have any leads in the search for the suspect, but they don't believe the man is a resident of the town of about 500 people. The boy, 22-month-old Owen Wright, was unhurt. (AP Photo/Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities are searching for a man caught on surveillance video running down a sidewalk with a toddler in his arms, in what authorities in the tiny town of Sprague, Washington, say was a failed kidnapping.

The video shows the boy's young sister and brother chasing after the man, who set the toddler down and ran off on Sunday. The 22-month-old boy was unhurt.

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers says officers don't have any leads. They say they don't believe the man is a resident of Sprague, a wheat farming town of about 500 people located 40 miles west of Spokane, Washington.

Magers says the man was likely passing through the town that sits along Interstate 90.