WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has released the name of the suspect who was arrested following reported kidnappings near a Wichita school.

WPD told KSN Manasse’h Ward, 21, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, three counts of indecent liberties, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of criminal threat.

Around 3:50 Wednesday afternoon, a girl in her early teens reported she had been kidnapped, as she was walking to school, by a man driving a blue vehicle in the 6600 block of E Boston, near Boston Park. She said the man tried to sexually assault her in the car, then let her go. The girl told a family member, and the police were called.

Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, two elementary students, a boy and a girl, left their home on foot on South Drury. A man in a blue vehicle kidnapped them. A short time later, he dropped off the boy but kept the girl.

When the boy got to school, he reported to administrators that he and his sister had gotten into a vehicle but that she was not dropped off. The staff then called 911.

The girl was found safe a short time later.

Officers credit the 7-year-old boy with helping them local the alleged suspect and vehicle near Harry and Woodlawn. After a foot pursuit, police arrested the man without further incident.