The Kenner, Louisiana Police Department is reporting the arrest of a man accused of the attempted kidnapping of two small children from a Walmart.

Billy Yoe Budier-Herrera of Metairie was charged with two counts of 2nd degree kidnapping of a child, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of illegal carrying of weapons, and disturbing the peace.

According to a Facebook post from KennerPolice, Budier-Herrera allegedly attempted to kidnap two small children from the Walmart located at 8912 Veterans Boulevard in Kenner. Police say he approached the mother of a two-year-old child and threatened the life of both her and her child if she did not follow his instructions.

Budier-Herrera is also accused of wielding a machete against store employees, as well as attempting to kidnap a second child as he fled the scene. Police say he was arrested while in possession of a 10-inch machete, a container of pepper spray, and a makeshift shiv fashioned from a plastic handle and razor blades.

Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser says that multiple residents present at the store during the event recorded cell phone footage, and is encouraging anyone with such footage to contact Kenner Police Detective Vincent Miranti at (504)712-2330, Sergeant Jeff Adams at (504)712-2310, or Crimestoppers at (504)822-111.

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