The girl was kidnapped on Wednesday and then found safe after state police stopped the car she was in, acting on a notice from a civilian. The blue Honda sedan seen in the video matched the description of the suspect vehicle.
State police said a man forced the girl into a car on Wednesday while she walked home from school around 1:30 p.m. A woman was driving the car when the incident occurred, authorities said.
A home surveillance camera shows a blue car behind her while she was walking down a street on Tuesday.
“The car was seen in the area yesterday as well,” Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood said Wednesday when police released the video.
After the girl was taken, authorities issued an Amber Alert with a description of the suspicious car, and a person driving on the Massachusetts toll road saw the vehicle on Wednesday night.
When the Massachusetts State Police stopped the car, there was a man inside with the girl. She was taken to a hospital and had no apparent injuries, according to state police. Clapprood said the girl’s condition seems to be “good to good.”
The arrested man, Miguel Rodriguez, 24, seems to have no connection with the girl, the commissioner said.
“I will tell you that I have been doing this for a while, and these types of situations are very few and far between which there really is a strange kidnapping of a small child,” he said.
The second person who was in the suspect car at the time of the kidnapping has not been found, police said.
It is not clear if Rodriguez has a lawyer.
Steve Almasy and Connor Spielmaker of CNN contributed to this report.