Alleged Kidnapper Threatens Police With Rottweiler Before He’s Taken Into Custody

A Maryland man allegedly kidnapped two young children from their home Saturday afternoon and threatened to unleash his Rottweiler dog on police officers who later confronted him.

Christopher Schultz, 40, has been charged with  two counts of abduction for children under 12, two counts of kidnapping for children under 16, two counts of false imprisonment, one count of home invasion, 3rd-degree burglary, trespassing on posted property, and 2nd-degree assault, WUSA reported.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said Schultz, who has no relation to the children, grabbed them from their home shortly before 4 p.m. and fled, with the children’s father following as he called 911.

Police located him in a nearby parking lot, where he opened the backdoor of his vehicle to let out the dog.

Deputies were able to take him into custody and reunite the children with their family.

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[Featured image: WUSA screenshot]