BREAKING: Meridian police arrest woman accused of attempting to abduct her child

Meridian police located and arrested the woman they said was potentially armed and dangerous after she allegedly tried to abduct her biological child from the child’s legal guardian, according to a news release.

Police said Eden Hope Rodriguez, 27, tried to abduct the 8-year-old child from Holy Apostles Church, 6300 N. Meridian Road, around noon Sunday as the child was leaving church services.

“The victim’s legal guardian was able to wrestle the child free and they took shelter inside the church,” police said in the news release.

Rodriguez fled the scene Sunday, but on Monday, Meridian police arrested her around 2:15 p.m. at the office of her attorney in the child custody case.

She was booked into Ada County Jail on a $200,000 bond for attempted child abduction, according to the Meridian Police Department.