WATCH: High School Wrestler Pins Alleged Kidnapper to Ground for Police

A New Mexico High School wrestler ran toward a commotion at a convenience store Wednesday and ending up taking down a kidnapping suspect, pinning him to the ground until police arrived.

The Pueblo Chieftan reported that the incident occurred in Las Cruses, New Mexico, where witnesses say the suspect, 22-year-old Daniel Arroyo Beltran, “tried to kidnap three children at Chucky’s Gas Station.”

Sixteen-year-old Canaan Bower, a high school wrestler, was across the street but quickly came to the scene after he heard screaming and saw people scurrying about.

Bower’s dad said his son saw that “punches were being thrown and (he could hear) screams of terror, so he jumped in his truck and went across the street. By the time he got there, they had gone inside and so he got out of his truck and went inside — and there was a whole bunch of blood all over the floor.”

USA Today reports that police arrived on scene and arrested Beltan, charging him with “four counts of battery, two counts of assault, two counts of child abuse and one count of kidnapping.”

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